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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

And this particular stage is truly wonderful - each and every cast member was brilliant - we saw Julius Caesar - a very good production - the story came to life! If you don't want to see a play (and I would recommend you do...More

Thank christineshill2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Stratford you have to come see the bards work. The actors at the RSC do him justice. Book early if you can. The seats are a little cramped. Those in the stalls did look wider and the last row in upper...More

Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 2 days ago

you can take the life or the stairs to the top of the theatre and see a lovely view all over stratford upon avon and during your walk up the stairs you will see photos of the actors that have appeared there,for a few pound...More

Thank balawaya
Reviewed 3 days ago

Going to Stratford Upon Avon is not complete if you do not go to this theatre. Fantastic - never been disappointed.

Thank Tanner250
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

World class really enjoyed the performance of Julius Caesar.Great seats in stalls though circle looked ok

Thank markdanton007
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot think of a better thing to do in Stratford Upon Avon than to see the Royal Shakespeare Theatre perform. Really do you care about where Shakespeare lived? Go see the best actors in the world perform his plays. There was a young boy...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the RSC to see Julius Caesar, We had a bit of time to spare so we went in to the RSC coffee shop before the performance. We had cappuccinos a sandwich and a packet of chips prised well and we sat on...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience to see Julius Caesar performed here. The actors were superb! The theatre is gorgeous. Stratford upon Avon is absolutely lovely. My only regret is that I could not stay longer. I will be back!

Thank Ginaturn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our pre theatre dinner. Wanted the rooftop but full up. We had a choice of tables as it wasn't busy at first but did fill up making for a really warm atmosphere. We had lovely views of the river. The staff were...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess. I'm not a great student of The Bard but this tour is excellent. Our guide Valerie was informative and entertaining. Going behind the scenes at any theatre is always good but this was amazing.

Thank Aidan C
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Katherine G
In July my husband and I will need a taxi from Stratford upon Avon to Chipping Campden after an RSC performance (around 22:30). Should we book ahead or will there be taxis queued ready to drive to Chipping Campden?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I would book in advance.
Has anyone who sat on the narrow vertical seats (eg in the circle) had any problem sitting there ? Are they comfortable ? I have read they are not fixed and can tip up. We are both in our 40's so pretty articulate but just wondered what the seats are actually like ? eg row D in the circle.
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.