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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

Excellent production of what can be a difficult play to stage given that it can turn into a gorefest. The bloody bits however were well balanced with farce and black humour to deliver an impressive performace that put ancient Rome in a modern context. One...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved being able to attend a Shakespeare play here. The venue is handicap accessible, too. The play is definitely the thing!!

Thank wheelswillroll
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I suppose you either like Shakespeare or you don't but if you think you don't, you might surprise yourself. Live theatre is an enhanced experience anyway but the intimate setting of a relatively small theatre like this one makes everything come alive. I saw Titus...More

Thank 1sammi
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have not been a visit to the magical Shakespeare Town of Stratford on Avon is a must for your bucket list. Even if you have been a revisit which takes in a play or two at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is one to...More

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On 19.8.17 I visited the RSC with my 23 yr old daughter (she'd bought us both tickets as a present). It was fab. The production was excellent as were many of the cast (particularly Cassius). We had a fabulous afternoon and would really recommend it!

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Recently watched Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra at the RSC. Both excellent performances in a very intimate setting. Acoustics are great and the chance to be so close to the performance is fantastic. Venue is very clean with great facilities, cafe area would benefit...More

Thank KevAghadowey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

... of Anthony and Cleopatra, supported by modern technical facilities "below" the stage. Won't forget it.

Thank Travexperience
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The show we went to isn't important on this review (although it was ace.) The thing that made our visit so good was the staff throughout the theatre. They were so friendly and welcoming. Well done to everyone. Really felt welcome.

Thank Tomntay
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely tip top trip to the theatre to see Julius Caesar. Great seats 3 rows back for £10. Ticket collection easy. Cafe food ok and prices a little high, but not excessive for quality of cake. Great staff Production was aborted just before interval due...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Doreen M
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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.
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.