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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
+44 1789 403493
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The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened in November 2010. The new building include two theatres, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, both using a thrust stage. Tickets for RSC performances are available to purchase in advance on the RSC website. Visitors can also experience Theatre Tours, take a trip up the Tower for fantastic views of Stratford-upon-Avon and enjoy free exhibitions. You can also book a table for lunch or dinner in the Rooftop Restaurant and Bar or enjoy a light bite in the Riverside Cafe. There is free public Wi Fi throughout the building.
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Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
+44 1789 403493
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One recent reviewer didn't like this play but most people seem to be enjoying it. We agree with them. Great acting, great atmosphere. We liked the set and the music. Good acoustics - our seats were at the front of the 'Upper Circle' and we...More

Thank Rosemary07
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I watched the production of Anthony & Cleopatra in June, 2017 and was captivated by the set, actors, and the overall facility of the place. We were there during an unseasonably warm week -- record temperatures were broken -- but the theater...More

Thank HCO29
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is nothing quite like going to Stratford for seeing Shakespeare's plays! I do prefer The Swan part of the theatre, as it feels we are more within the play - the entries being beside you and often the interchange between the audience and cast....More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent play with Ade Edmondson and Kara Tointon in it! It's essential to know the gist of the story before watching!

Thank pammy606
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited to watch Twelfth night with my mum. We were seated in the stalls the actors entered the stage next to us, we felt like part of the play. The whole experience was amazing, the show was fantastic the staff warm and helpful...a must when...More

Thank dootufty
Reviewed 6 days ago

A super performance with Ade Edmonsdson ably assisted buy a strong cast including John Hodkinson, Michael Cochrane and Kara Tointon. Star of the future - Dinita Gohil. Great performance as Viola. The set design was excellent. Based on Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton. We had good...More

Thank Reynard999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Shakespeare in architecturally brilliant building. Second visit in a few months and loved it again!

Thank westwalesfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and full of charm in the theatre, it still retains that very old fashioned feel and look. As always the performance was exceptional, Twelfth Night, a real comedy, very funny in places, the storey beautifully conveyed by a great cast. The stage changes...More

Thank PrimalSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended last night to see twelfth night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. All staff are very helpful. Good quick system when ordering at the bar and even pre-ordered some drinks for the interval which is a fabulous invention!

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally fantastic production from cast to crew. I loved the fact it had a musical score that enhanced the action on the stage. The sets were great with clever props popping up through trapdoors. Blew me away. Had tickets for L 21+22 in stalls ,...More

Thank Johnboy15
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
There is also a car park by the side of the Premier Inn Waterways by the side of the canal. As long as children supervised you can walk along tow path to RSC, about 15 mins walk.
Katherine G
10 June 2017|
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Response from Beeteeyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would advise you to book in advance.
21 June 2016|
Response from SReynolds158 | Reviewed this property |
In the main theatre, they do tip up, but the spring is not so strong that it will tip you up too! The seats are more comfortable and a bit more roomy than the Swan.