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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Saw Loves Labours Lost and we were totally delighted. Laugh out loud funny, wonderful set, beautiful costumes and excellent acting from the whole cast. The theatre is rather stark, but with interesting costume displays. All the seats have good views of the stage. We had a meal deal for the rooftop restaurant which has a lovely view over the piazza... More

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Elswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Went to see Loves Labours Lost on a recent visit to Stratford. Excelant play with great acting and stunning costumes. Very nice theatre with very cumfy seats, not too hot or cold! A very enjoyable evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The RSC's Love's Labour's Lost is beautiful. Stunning costumes and setting, great acting and very humorous. Such an experience to watch Shakespeare in his town. Everyone must do this!

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Retford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I had never visited this theatre but, being in Stratford for the day, just looked in to see what was available. Took the backstage tour. It was brilliant. Our tour guide, Tony, was very informative but kept the level just right - enough to inform you but not too much to bore you. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Saw Love's Labours lost which was a great production. We were in the upper circle but still a good view, might not suit those with vertigo on the front rows. The upper bar is a bit spartan, no chairs to sit down but an adequate bar.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent production, really good entertainment! Teddy bears of a nervous disposition should beware!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is really good for all seats have excellent views. The rooftop restaurant has lovely views and reasonable value too.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

With £5 tickets on the day for under 25s for a world-class performance, what's not to like? We had an amazing time, and highly recommend it.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fantastic, the only way to see these plays! Great atmosphere if a little expensive. The performance was well acted and the scenery was brilliant!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were desperate to see something here again, having loved a performance of King Lear more than 20 years ago. We took our two boys, aged 16 and 10, hoping they would at least sit through the performance even if they didn't enjoy it. However the performance was accessible enough for them to enjoy it, in fact the 16 year... More

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