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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 via mobile

Went to see Anthony and Cleopatra. My first time at live Shakespeare play and not really a drama type. But was totally transfixed throughout. Can't believe how much impact a small number of actors and minimal set can be so powerful. The theatre was also...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed yesterday

The only play that run during our stay in Stratford-upon-Avon was Titus Andronicus (the bloodiest one). If I had a choice I would not choose it but I did not. We are so glad that we went to the play. The actors (especially Titus), the...More

Thank nnaabb998
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Behind the Scenes tour with our teenage daughters and they loved it! Our guide was funny, personable and very informative. An understudy was even practicing on stage during our tour. The wigs, the blood, the costumes - it was all terrific. We...More

Thank Kristin R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was heavy rain when we arrived in Stratford upon Avon so this was a great venue to enjoy cocktails in a comfy chair overlooking the river. Great cocktails, friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

Thank 3sth3r
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the one place in Stratford you must attend...even if you don't like Shakespeare! We went to see Antony and Cleopatra which was an amazing production and highly recommended

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Reviewed 5 days ago

When visiting Stratford, going to see a Shakespeare play at the RSC must be the highlight. This production of Antony and Cleopatra was fantastic. I highly recommend it. If you want to have dinner in the restaurant make sure you book in advance, We were...More

Thank gk-lommel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went on a very hot night and was pleased it was cool inside. Lovely touch that you could pour a glass of water at the bar or order with very quick service. The play starts exactly on time so make sure you're seated. You...More

Thank Janice N
Reviewed 1 week ago

My last review was to warn people about the "high seats" and how uncomfortable they were! Well anyway just to update we went to see Titus and booked slightly more expensive seats and thankfully watched the play in reasonable comfort. Personally I just love this...More

Thank LucyLocket_7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shakespeare was something we did at school and although over the years I have seen plays in a number of venues it has taken a visit to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to feel enthused by his writing. I absolutely loved Anthony and Cleopatra and the...More

Thank st8sman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at this wonderful theatre. To be that close to the action on stage was fantastic. Such wonderful acting too.

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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.
Katherine G
10 June 2017|
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Response from Beeteeyork | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I would advise you to book in advance.
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.