We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
Website
Improve this listing
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description:

The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened in...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$20*
and up
City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,012 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1552
    Excellent
  • 342
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Peter Pan

First time we've been to Stratford royal Shakespeare theatre we normally go to birmingham as we live in redditch or London I thought the plays would be a bit out my depth well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Flairwith F
,
Studley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

2,012 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Studley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time we've been to Stratford royal Shakespeare theatre we normally go to birmingham as we live in redditch or London I thought the plays would be a bit out my depth well how wrong was I the best theatre performance I've seen my dad and mom in there late sixties myself my daughter and grandson who's three watched Peter... More 

Helpful?
Thank Flairwith F
Pontypool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to see Wendy and Peter Pan which was a really magical experience. Fantastic production, which tugged a little on the heart strings. The effects and props used were great, and we had fantastic seats in the circle which gave us a great view.

Helpful?
Thank yuki1234
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here to see Wendy & Peter Pan - which was an absolutely amazing show. But the theatre itself really added to the enjoyment. The staff were lovely and I'm not sure there's such a thing as a bad seat. Would love to visit again for another play or even one of the backstage tours

Helpful?
Thank Boooots
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I did not see a play here during my visit (unfortunately no time) but I did take the time to take the behind-the-scenes tour which was excellent. Full of fun, fascinating little details and stories and offering the chance to step foot on the stage and to see how a play is brought together. Fascinating. The theatre itself is lovely... More 

Helpful?
Thank fallingwater9999
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked seats in the stalls for a show, however, after sitting just about half and hour, i started to squirm on the seats. There is no paddling on the seats and they are bolt upright with very little leg room. I am 5ft 4 and i had a problem with stretching my legs. I wanted to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Valerie H
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was fantastic!! Lots of little surprises and good seats. We will definitely be paying another visit in the year.

Helpful?
Thank King-of-pink
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We try to visit Stratford a few times a year to come to see a play at the RSC. Having done this religiously for the last 10 years I can honestly say that I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The productions are fantastic, if you aren't a Shakespeare buff it doesn't matter, the productions are lovely, well acted and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank gcat88
D.C.
Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended a performance of "Wendy and Peter". The show was fantastic. The re-imagining of an old familiar story was ingenious and captivating. The performances delivered were spot on. I was truly impressed by the caliber of all of the actors involved. I highly recommend the show if you have the opportunity. Every aspect from the spoken words to the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ginn42
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of friends went to see wendy and peter. Highly recommend, lovely staff. Fab atmosphere. Play itself was fantastic and not just for kids. Actors were all very good.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ian L
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After first visiting the Royal Shakespeare Theatre a couple of years ago, we are now full members and keep coming back. Our recent performance was to see Queen Anne and we have booked two more performances for March and April 2016. As the stage is surrounded on three sides by seating, you really feel close to the action! Lovely position... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Andy P

Travelers who viewed The Royal Shakespeare Theatre also viewed

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
 
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
 

Been to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Royal Shakespeare Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?