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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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The theatre is fabulous, very spacious and comfortable. Saw Death of a a Salesman which was incredible. If you want quality performances in a modern but traditional setting then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The theatre is fabulous, very spacious and comfortable. Saw Death of a a Salesman which was incredible. If you want quality performances in a modern but traditional setting then this is the place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Back in November I went on a school trip to Stratford-upon -Avon and we saw Edward Bennett as the lead for two complimentary winter plays. The set was amazing, the acting was amazing, the building itself is very professional. However be careful, not all performances are guaranteed to be good. (We saw another show by a different company in this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I used to like the old theatre, but the rebuild is just breathtaking. It is spacious and holds vast numbers of people whilst still feeling intimate. Plenty of facilities so don't have to queue.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

During our week in Stratford we saw Loves Labours Won & The Jew Of Malta in the 2different theatres.Both were excellent .The scenery for Loves Labours Won was exceptional.We also enjoyed the rooftop restaurant.The whole atmosphere of the theatre is lovely.The views from the top of the tower were brilliant as was our guide.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I visited Loves Labours Lost on a Saturday night and returned to take part in the backstage tour. Staff were very accommodating as it was a last ,minute booking. The box office team were fabulous! Tony took us around on the tour which was incredibly interesting. We visited both theatres and even got to see inside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Quality of productions, the sets, costumes and direction is superb. This theatre has technical equipment which places it at the cutting edge of modern theatrecraft without compromising the words and works of Shakespeare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Has to be done. Normally go to Stratford for a day's shopping, or the Bulldog Bash, but have to go at least once and see some Shakespeare. Bucket List job. Very unusual stage arrangement with sliding area and coming out the ground etc. We saw Much Ado, and quality of acting and performance spot on. No weak members anywhere. Had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having been to the performance of Loves Labours Lost last November, which was terrific it was with great anticipation that I went to see Much Ado about Nothing and I wasn't disappointed. It was a fantastic production and performance and unbelievably, I believe it even surpassed the performance in November. Everyone concerned should be congratulated. A tremendous night out and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were lucky enough to catch a show - the excellent Love's labours lost, to take a tour of the theatre and also to have coffee and cake in the cafe. All very good. Definitely try to get a ticket for a performance of whatever is on, I am sure they will all be excellent. The tour is great and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We saw the matinee performance of Love's Labours Lost on March 14th 2015. Tickets bought for me by my daughter who lives close by. The Good. The play - obviously. Set just before the outbreak of WW1. The 'modern' setting might not be to everyone's taste but it was to mine and we thoroughly enjoyed the performance. We were in... More 

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