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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 yesterday

We had a weeks holiday in a cottage in Stratford and packed the week in with all the attractions, booking this performance at the Swan theatre on the final evening. Wow...what an end to a great holiday. The venue is amazing with real character. As...More

Thank dannyn279
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw Julius Caesar the first evening and Anthony and Cleopatra the second evening. The actress playing Cleopatra was superb!

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Sweet swan of Avon" Shakespeare, was here! The place is the biggest building in the small town of Stratford Upon Avon and there is a nice park around it. Even if you can't make time to see a play, make sure you check the giftshop...More

Thank Sevil O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place and I've not yet seen a play here! The building is lovely big and airy. The shop is very well stocked and prices are mixed but I'd say there is something for everyone. The cafe is great and overlooks the river....More

Thank Jennie J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Theatre trip for birthday - Julius Caesar. Very good night, however, one of our seats had a pillar in the way of stage, although we booked seats without restricted view

Thank Pip10763
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Superb staff, amazing venue and beautifully kept; one of the highlights of Stratford. If you visit you must book a play as the performances are exceptional.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely theatre with incredible actors / modern interpretations of Shakespeare. The current show Titus is moving and bloody gruesome. My twelve year old thought it was so cool .

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I came to the theatre for a tour with a friend visiting from abroad and was really impressed. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable and adapted the tour for people who didn't want to take the lift/be in enclosed spaces. It was really...More

Thank Alpaca_Explorer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I organised a group tour of the ' Behind the Scenes tour at the RSC, the whole experience from the furst contact with the booking office and all the help and advice I received was exceptional. The tour itself was so very interesting and the...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s much ado about a lot. You simply have to because it is the most famous of all theatres (IMO). Great shows, professional cast and just absorb the theatrical ambience, setting, history and revel in any of the shows they put on.

Thank Danny H
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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.