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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Great place to visit

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing a play in this lovely theatre. The interior is great, creating the idea... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
A must see

Great theatre experience inside is seated out as you would find in the globe but a covered space... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
gravessa t
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed seeing a play in this lovely theatre. The interior is great, creating the idea of theatre in the round. The seating surrounds the stage on three sides and you really feel a part of the drama.

Thank KAS747
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great theatre experience inside is seated out as you would find in the globe but a covered space- everyone has a good view & hearing of the stage & actors

Thank gravessa t
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The production of The Hypocrite is a joy. Mesmerising acting by each member of the cast, a rip-roaring, clever production. I sat at the side of the stage which is somewhat more comfortable than the seating on upper levels! Although, very draughty, so wrap up...More

Thank venetianintown
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Swan is the RSC's second theater. Smaller and more intimate than the main theatre, with about 460 seats (compared to just over 1,000), it presents works by Shakespeare's contemporaries, and new works. From Wolf Hall to Snow in Midsummer, the new productions are often...More

Thank kirkmc19
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Snow in Midsummer is an updating by Frances Ya-chu Cowhig of a famous Chinese play from the thirteenth century. It concerns a young woman, executed for a murder she did not commit, who returns from the dead to clear her name and seek vengeance. Part...More

Thank GreyGrandad
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Wonderful theatre, almost in the round. Next door to the main RSC theatre and internally connected. Some good prices for plays if you are flexible about when you can go. We had front row seats in the stalls for Snow in Midsummer for £5 each...More

Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friend and I visited to see the upstairs exhibition and we had a fantastic time. A must-see for both lovers of Shakespeare and of the theatre, it gives some fascinating insights into the creative process behind staging Shakespeare's plays and how different directors have...More

Thank Tribal_Tree
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the best theatre productions I have ever seen. I was so impressed with the quality of acting, stage design, music, and location. I know the next time I go to the theatre I want to go here again. H and I went to...More

Thank Almog A
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Saw an amazing play at the theatre, but this is a revue of the theatre. We were in the Swan which I love and have been in before. I love the RST in general and the Swan in particular, I'm no cultural historian but it's...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you get a chance to take in a show, the Swan Theatre is definitely worth visiting. The setting is intimate yet awe inspiring and the RSC really know how to put on a show. You will not be disappointed.

Thank jwmugan
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I believe there is a Premier Inn nearby but we stayed outside of the town on a farm . Sorry I can't help you
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Hello, looking at your hotel for a weekend in March for my husbands 50th and want to book tickets for the Racecourse on Saturday 28th. How far are you away from the racecourse, walkable or by taxi? thanks, Karen
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