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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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Opening night of this year's Comedy Hullabaloo

Arriving in Stratford on a gloriously sunny warm day to attend the first night of the annual Comedy Hullabaloo Walking around Stratford was lovely, warm sun and plenty of street... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Plymouth uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Arriving in Stratford on a gloriously sunny warm day to attend the first night of the annual Comedy Hullabaloo Walking around Stratford was lovely, warm sun and plenty of street singers and musicians to keep everybody happy, Whilst we fed the assorted bird life including swans, coots, ducks and plenty of pigeons The comedy was taking place in one of... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice theatre with ample amenities although the Cafes and restaurants are quite pricey !Worth a visit if an interesting show is on just to tick the box !

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telford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Did have tickets for Death of a Salesman but due to family problems unable to attend. RSC booking office charged a booking fee for the cancelation and then after reselling the tickets gave me a credit to use in the future .But I live 100 miles away from Stratford and given the hassle of booking accommodation for the 4th July... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

it's impressive how people celebrate their mediocrity - this acting was the worst I have ever seen. no other country in the world would allow these 'actors' even to perform on a provincial stage. Awful. Zero quality, zero finesse, zero understanding of the work - plump, cheap and embarassingly poor.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller....the best Sales Analysis of all time. Antony Sher's Willy Loman and Harriet Walter as wife Linda,are performances which embed into your mind.Miller's turn of phrase emerges neon like.Unforgettable. Human Resources and Marketing budgets make not a jot of difference unless your best disciples, your staff, enhance every experience and ensure nothing goes off... More 

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Pelsall, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I took a party of ladies on a tour. It was very interesting and informative and the two guides we had were very knowledgeable. Would recommend it. Advance booking is required We also had a ride to the top of the tower with on a good day has views over Stratford and the surrounding countryside

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We took a party of people to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for a guided tour backstage. It was very interesting and we enjoyed it but we were a party of 22 and they only take 12 people at a time, which wasn't made clear at the time of booking the tour. This was no problem except half of us had... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

y friend and l had a very interesting tour of the Theatre - our guide was very knowledgable and was able to aswer questions put to her. I never realised what goes on behind stage when a play is happening, she explained about the personalised wigs, how blood was made for example. This was my second tour, the last one... More 

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Round Rock, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well worth the time and money. We were treated to an explanation of the way the new theater was woven into and around the old building to product the magnificent new Royal Shakespeare Theater. We went behind the scenes to visit the lighting and staging facilities, costumes, wigs, wardrobe cleaning, dressing rooms and niches - many costume changes take less... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We saw Hamlet. I am a huge Shakespeare buff, and I thought we would see Shakespeare at its purest and finest here. They modernized, and gave it hugely erotic undertones.

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