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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Used to go a lot as I grew up so wanted to see the new theatre. Was very interesting but seemed so small but gather it isn't! Couldn't believe they don't have opera and ballet there anymore now only Shakespeare. Enjoyed the production ( Henry V4 part 2). Found the stage limiting as when actors turned up stage was difficult... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Fantastic staff, gorgeous building, saw two of the best productions I've ever seen (2 Gentlemen of Verona and Henry IV Part 1), plus a great backstage tour. Superb shop as well. One of my favourite places.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great seats in the stalls. Very cosy and intimate. Bit of audience participation going on while we waited for the play to start. Well acted and amusing story of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

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sandy, utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved how they interacted with the audience and were excellent performers. Great production and glad we went.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited here on our trip to Stratford. Although we didn't see a play (it was morning) the café facilities were brilliant and there was an exhibition upstairs which was very interesting. The gift shop is outstanding and contains resources for actors, directors, teachers, English lit students and your general Shakespeare enthusiast. A few quid was spent in here on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ok so visiting Stratford Upon Avon and not visiting The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is like visiting Paris and walking around with your eyes closed so you don't see the Eiffel Tower!!! If you visit SAU then you must visit the RST if you can go see a play. I am not a Shakespeare lover but I took my wife for... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

its a beautiful place in a beautiful park. the cafe is great as we can sit outside and enjoy the fantatic views. amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had a great visit. Went to the top of the tower and the kids did some dressing up, great fun! Lovely cafe, shame the prices advertised where not the prices charged. When questioned I was told the prices had increased but new signs had not been changed! Not great. The test of the theatre was excellent!

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Exeter,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Shakepseare as it should be . HenryIV parts one and two. Great way to see shakespeare , we had seats in the stalls for the first night and upper circle the second couldn't fault either.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed Two Gentleman of Verona. Even though we were seated in restricted view seats(upper circle 27-30) we missed very little action as the actors move around the stage a lot. Would sit here again for the price.

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