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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
+44 1789 403493
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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 access theatre at its best, so we bring our work to the widest possible audience.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent! A must when visiting Stratford. We were a small group of 8 being taken round by Robert. So interesting to see what happens-so many costumes-fake props . Last saw the old theatre with curtains-much more exciting place now-1 thing I was not keen on-one...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The theatre tells you that some circle seats are a bit higher than usual. This is an understatement. Don't be taken in! They are perches not seats and despite spending a lot of money, we had to leave at the theatre at the interval because...More

Thank Patricia C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent bawdy cynical comedy, written in 1700 by a woman, about the problems of finding the right husband even when you are loaded! Performed with great gusto! Only problem with the play is that it is hard to identify with any character.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect with an understudy rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet, but thought for £10 we'd give it a go. Had great seats in the front row of the circle. It was a modern performance without 'proper' costumes and limited scenery but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Romeo and Juliet for our anniversary. Was amazing. The actors were wonderful, the modern, minimalist set design was eye catching and relevant. A must visit venue for any Shakespeare fan. That being said, it is 4 because the seats were utterly horrendous....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Romeo and Juliet in modern dress regional accents and in many cases played for laughs was not our preference. Too loud. Shakespeare to me is all about the great language. This performance did not honour it.

1  Thank Travel3717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my Grandma to see Romeo-and-juliet, it was an amazing production. The staff are very friendly, helpful, caring and welcoming, there was nothing they wouldn't do to make you visit perfect. If in Stratford upon Avon a visit to the theatre is a must...More

Thank Emma T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're expecting Tudor dresses, tunics, etc...you might be surprised when you see denim, tracksuit trousers and electric guitars! At first, I was a bit taken aback but the acting shone through. In particular, the young lady who played Juliet (on Tuesday 15 May) was...More

Thank tentgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Macbeth with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack was brilliant, a wonderful interpretation and the whole cast was brilliant. The next day we did The Play’s The Thing your which was amazing, behind the scenes insights and really interesting information. Our guide, John, was great. Well...More

Thank EVG2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more can you say,great theatre,cast,surroundings were really authentic.We will never tire of going to this venue to see England's greatest playwright.

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Mooruk
12 December 2017|
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Response from KatyandPeter | Reviewed this property |
The stalls had plenty of leg room for us and I'm pretty tall.... Think we were in about 4 rows from the front...
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riyapatil
14 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.
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