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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
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Description: The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened...
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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Watching the play on its last matinee performance, our party enjoyed a well directed and very enjoyable production. Many of the actors were new to the RSC; I look forward to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Watching the play on its last matinee performance, our party enjoyed a well directed and very enjoyable production. Many of the actors were new to the RSC; I look forward to seeing them in other productions next season. The organisation of the RSC is very professional, from purchasing tickets online or by telephone, to the entire theatre experience of the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Seen Othello at royal shakespeare.Was very good great atmosphere at the theatre.Cast were all very good.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Quite expensive , not bad food average sort of stuff, nothing to rave about!There is a wonderfull view from the new Tower over Stratford. Staff are very pleasant and polite.They must get hundreds of day trippers.Tourist shop with usual tat.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The RST (home of the RSC, apologies for TLA offending) is a wonderful theatre space (actually spaces with the Swan and the soon to be reborn Other Place). The stages are great to view, comfortable and have been home to some truly wonderful performances (and have helped alleviate some truly excreble productions!). Once the Swan Bar returns (as long as... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There is nothing in this world quite like seeing Shakespeare performed by the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It was a lifelong dream that I achieved several years ago when I was lucky enough to see David Tennant in Hamlet, 5th row center, no less. That was in the Courtyard Theatre, a nice space, but I could see this beautiful structure being... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been visiting for many years. The refurbished theatres are great - good view from all seats. Back stage tour worth doing and there are usually costumes on display. Productions are first rate of course. This time we saw Volpone - a tour de force by Henry Goodman - and Othello.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have wanted to see Shakespeare in its real setting for a long time. The Globe is not as accessible for us as Stratford and so I got some tickets for the final performance of Othello on bank holiday weekend. What a performance - the second half in particular was mesmerising. All the primary actors were amazing but a special... More 

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West Hallam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The RSC at the Royal Shakespeare is what Stratford is all about. If you want to see Shakespeare performed at its best, there is no better place. We were in seats in the stalls to the side of the stage, which does mean that any action which takes place above the stage can be difficult to see, but I didn't... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The title 'National Treasure' is up there with 'Legend' and 'Genius' in terms of its overuse. The RST though is precisely that. The theatre complex is, for me the best place to watch drama in the country and the productions are almost always out of the top drawer. Unlike some reviewers, in spite of some good individual performances, I was... More 

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Coldstream, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Well here's a thing, going to the theatre without seeing a play and I loved it! As soon as you come into the area by the theatre there is a relaxed and lovely buzz, people are enjoying being here and the new landscaping makes it very welcoming. Going inside you see great examples of using space, I loved the fact... More 

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