Royal Shakespeare Company

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Royal Shakespeare Company information

Location
Stratford-upon-Avon , England
Address
Waterside
Box office
+44 1789 403493
More information
www.rsc.org.uk
Prices
tours adult £6.50-8.50, child £3-4.50, tower adult/child £2.50/1.25
Opening hours
tour times vary, tower 10am-6.15pm Sun-Fri 10am-12.15pm & 2-6.15pm Sat Apr-Sep, 10am-4.30pm Sun-Fri, 10am-12.15pm & 2-4.30pm Sat Oct-Mar
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Stratford has two grand stages run by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company – the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre on Waterside – as well as the smaller Other Place . The theatres have witnessed performances by such legends as Lawrence Olivier, Richard Burton, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart. Various one-hour guided tours take you behind the scenes.

Zipping up the lift/elevator of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre's tower rewards with panoramic views over the town and River Avon. Spectacular views also unfold from its 3rd-floor Rooftop Restaurant , which opens to a terrace.

Contact the RSC for performance times, and book well ahead. There are often special deals for under-25-year-olds, students and seniors, and a few tickets are held back for sale on the day of the performance, but get snapped up fast.