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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 1 week ago via mobile

We visit the RSC every year and have never been disappointed with the productions. Both theatres are intimate and you are never far away from the action. A great cultural experience.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live nearby and are ashamed we don't use the RSC more. We normally have a pre-theatre dinner in the quiet and relaxed Circle bar, and sit in the Circle where you literally hang above the action. The sight lines are simply amazing and this...More

Thank tayloro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Julius Caesar, great play, wonderful actors, lovely setting and they don't charge the earth for seats ..... Schedule a play into your trip to Stratford

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In costume at the famous theatre, Stratford Upon Avon. We go to watch a play in August. This time, we explored the story of great performances over the years and visited the main shop with items of interest for all ages. During a self tour...More

Thank SimonJKaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in Stratford, whatever is playing in this theatre will likely be worth seeing. I have visited on well over ten occasions and never come away disappointed. Most recently we saw Titus Andronicus, a great if not rather harrowing production. The theatre is in...More

Thank HannahYorkOwl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a wonderful place staff very friendly food was very good drinks a bit pricey but allright enjoyed our time but the looks we got from others said what are your type doing in this place enjoyed this even more as I saw it...More

Thank jimlorna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 groups of 12 people doing this tour at the same time, starting from different locations within the 2 theatres. All groups reported a really interesting and informative tour. We learned such a lot about backstage at the RSC. Our individual end of...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit worried as we heard it was quite gory but it was brilliant! The acting, modern costumes, spartan set, great music, lighting, etc all.combined for a thrilling performance. And as first timers unbelievably it was free this week!! Wow!! Couldn't fault anything...More

Thank Liane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely theatre with easy access along side the river and adjacent to a very nice park. Parking is a bit difficult but we parked in a multi-level lot about 3 blocks to the east. We saw Julius Caesar and loved it! I've...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited many times and always enjoyed it. Staff are always helpful. Service at the bar is efficient and interval drinks ordering is efficient. On a nice day you can stand outside in the interval. We saw Titus Andronicus which was stunning. This is theatre...More

Thank jacchm
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
There is parking on the streets around but fill quickly, I used the Bridge way multi story car park on the Bridgeway A3400. Which is a short walk about 5 mins to the RSC. Hope this is of help
Katherine G
10 June 2017|
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Response from Jane D | Reviewed this property |
We had our own car but did not see taxis waiting, however, taxis were collecting theatre goers. Looks like you would need to book.
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.