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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
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Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
+44 1789 403493
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to see a Christmas Carol, booked the tickets Autumn of last year but as we are a bit fussy about where we sit, could not get in until January. Well worth the wait, the actors were full of gusto, costumes as ever really good...More

Thank SReynolds158
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous theatre and the atmosphere was magical. Saw Twelfth Night and enjoyed the performance. The cast worked so hard and the scene changes were brilliantly executed.

Thank Venice2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never previously visited these theatres was very pleased that a tour was included in my New Year Holiday We were taken round in a small group with a guide, who gave very interesting information. After this we had a nice two course lunch in...More

Thank S1228WQdavidm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands down the best theatre we have been to, we took our 9year old daughter as its on my bucket list to watch a shakespeare play with her, it did not disappoint. All the cast were fantastic, they all worked so well together...More

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent production with a wide appeal for all ages. Very well performed and a clever approach to the well known story. Our performance was captioned, which makes it easy for anyone who has hearing difficulties to enjoy the programme.

Thank Flower_golf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Shakespeare theater has a huge gift shop. The seating is a little uncomfortable. We shall 12th night and enjoyed it. It's a little hard to hear even though we were on the floor close to the stage.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

550975159 Amazing insight into what goes on behind the scenes for all productions at the RSC in Stratford Upon Avon. Tour included guided walks in the public and private areas of the theatre. Very informative about the theatre making process. Includes seeing costumes and repair,...More

Thank 613Visit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just had the most splendid evening watching A Christmas Carol at the RSC. Phil Davis and the whole cast really were spectacular. Would also like to commend all of the staff who were friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank chubb67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent RSC production as ever would highly recommend it Phil Davis as Scrooge was inspirational & the rest of the cast too

Thank Boswell48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online and collected the tickets on the night. Everything was straightforward and easy. The play was fantastic. Ade Edmondson and Dinita Gohil were outstanding amongst many wonderful performances. We will be back as soon as we can.

Thank Keith4529
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Mooruk
12 December 2017|
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Response from Liz R | Reviewed this property |
It might be worth either considering sitting at the end of a row or give them a ring and ask if there are seats available specifically with leg room.
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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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Katherine G
11 June 2017|
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Response from Beeteeyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would advise you to book in advance.
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