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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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We create theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. We perform Shakespeare’s plays, as well as works by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and plays by today’s writers. We want as many people as possible to be able to...more
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
+44 1789 403493
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The RSC’s production of A Christmas Carol was really good. My only critical quibble would be the modernisation of some of the dialogue when Dickens’ own words are perfectly adequate and understandable. But this isn’t the place for a critique. My problem on this particular...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But there is no place better than the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and it’s small sister stage The Swan for performances of the Bard and Jacobean drama. The theatres complete refit about 10 years ago has produced two intimate venues to appreciate the works of Shakespeare,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited as family of 4 (one 13 year old and 3 adults - one with reduced mobility Our seats were C31-28 and were ideal for us. The row of seats behind us were taller -stool style and would not have been suitable for my 80...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw a Christmas Carol, what a fabulous traditional but with a modern twist production. Congratulations to all involved. Good seating , clear view was good. My only negative comment would be before the performance the visit to the shop was spoiled by the staff...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Generally
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's worth visiting this theatre, tickets tend to be on the pricey side so make sure it's a production you really want to see. The stage sets were amazing, cast were incredible. Visit if you can.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carb09
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful production with a really strong cast in particular Aden Gillett as Scrooge. Staging really effective and atmospheric. The play runs until February and if you are in Stratford and have the chance to go it is worth it. Only gripe is seating and access...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this wonderful theatre. Amazing performance by all the cast. Really enjoyed every minute of the performance. Staff very helpful and friendly. Well done to all. Awsesomex👍

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to see "A Christmas Carol" at this glorious building. Such an unusual beautiful venue that is quite intimate in its size, which makes you feel a part of the drama. The production was very slickly produced with everyone one involved showing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of friends on the backstage guided tour. Very interesting and helped enormously by an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. Two of our group had some difficulty managing stairs but this was dealt with very easily by being guided to and from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jean C
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at this wonderful theatre the cast and actors were truly amazing the changes with the layout on stage brilliant costumes all made to create a stunning performance .it gripped my heart and stayed with me well long after the performance A totally excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 October 2018|
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Response from Mend0 | Reviewed this property |
SORRY for late reply...not been wi-fi connected…..PLEASE note!!!! Before making ANY decision.....have you got your tickets for the RSC?? They sell out completely months and months in advance!! Go online and check... More
3 August 2018|
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Response from Blackdog2000 | Reviewed this property |
Very unlikely. RSC sells out well in advance. Can only suggest you try their web site.
29 May 2018|
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Response from Berit V | Reviewed this property |
There is another tea room/café in the old part of the theatre; the Swan.
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