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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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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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  • Poor1%
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
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Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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.

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a production without costumes, without scenery, and without sound. Not a good start! It also decided to have actors with various regional accents and no amplification, so all the dialogue had to be shouted or it was not heard and sounded mumbled (or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a self confessed cultural luddite, your visit to a a classic play, from one of the topmost theatres in the world could have been easily marred by the behaviour of a very inconsiderate audience member. 10/10 to the usher in the way she handled...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anthony & Cleopatra. Absolutely no comparison to seeing this classic at this venue. Upper level, right side, FRONT ROW on railing BEST EVER

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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
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.
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