Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is our main 1,040 seater thrust stage auditorium. The RST is a “one-room” theatre, which allows the actors and the audience to share the same space, as they did when Shakespeare’s plays were first produced.
5 facts about the Royal Shakespeare Theatre:
- As well as Shakespeare, the RSC also perform the work of his contemporaries, other classics and new work.
- 1 million visitors visit the Stratford-upon-Avon theatres each year.
- The RSC is the only theatre company with its own on-site armoury, producing breastplates, gauntlets, belts and weaponry.
- Matilda The Musical is an RSC production, and took seven years to develop before having its first performance in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. It now performs to packed theatres in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia.
- Everything the RSC does is ‘Made in Stratford-upon-Avon’. Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Work begins its life at the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon workshops and theatres before it is shared with audiences worldwide, through touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that has been made in Shakespeare’s home town.
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Extra Amateur performances at Stratford
Following the touring performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation; the professional company will be returning to Stratford-upon-Avon for a series of performances with each amateur group in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
The additional performances in Stratford-upon-Avon will be running from Wed 15 June – Sat 16 July 2016.