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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
08448001110
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened in November 2010. The new building include two theatres, the Royal... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Yorkshire
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The acting space has been changed - to a long narrow thrust - which if you are a theatre buff (as I am) will interest you. It has been a while since I visited and previously the main theatre was cramped for seating, hot in summer and too far from the stage for the cheaper seats. Now it is more... More

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful theatre which is designed for getting the most out the performance. We saw part 1 in early May and booked the tickets for part 2 immediately upon returning home. We sat as high as you could get for our first visit and you still felt you were on top the action. Part 2 was in the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

wonderful theatre just as I expected, nothing to dislike, in a beautiful location next to the river. Theres loads of props and costumes to look at, which were very interesting.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was a bit disappointed in the fact that the production of Two Gentlemen of Verona was in modern day dress. But after a while the play stood up and entertained. It was light hearted and fun the cast were very good. However considering this is a new theatre the seats were the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in... More

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UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have to admit here I was traumatised by The Merchant of Venice at school and have assiduously avoided the 'Bard' ever since. However 'when in Stratford' I guess it is something one has to do. We were very lucky to get standing only tickets for 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' for just £5.00 (Yes £5 !) by queuing at 0930... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The new GBP140M renovation is superb. Seating is spacious, air is cool, lighting and stage well designed and set changes are spectacular. Super tip: certain seats in the stall have a an extra elbow space like table. Example D32 in the stalls. Excellent for bigger people like me.

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Telford, Shropshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can't beat this for theatre at it's best. Ice cream at £3 a tub too pricey, but the free water great!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The theatre and the productions are of the standard you would expect from this prestigious place. Everyone should see at least one Shakespeare play as they are as valid now as when they were written.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As our visit to Stratford upon Avon was a day trip and as we had not planned we could not see any play at this magnificient theatre. However a walk around the theatre was rewarding. We had a look at various costumes and backdrops. We had our Lunch at the Restaurant at the top floor of the theatre. The settings,... More

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A fantastic place to visit even if you are not seeing a performance. Riverside terrace, the observation tower and restaurants are first class.

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