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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened in November 2010. The new...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Booked a three day break in Stratford earlier this month and visited the RSC to see 'Loves Labour Lost'. Absolutely fantastic - topped off the weekend. Have booked again for 'Loves Labour Won' - can't wait !!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Saw both Love's Labour Won (Much Ado About Nothing) and Lost. Both terrific. Whatever RSC does is 1st class.

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Ross-on-Wye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I love this place, plays are always to the highest standered. My only negative would be the seats are so uncomfortable. I have been twice each time we have paid for seats, next time I think we will do standing room only. A good tip would be order your drinks for the intermission before you go in, we did and... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

we went to watch love labours lost on Saturday. The play itself was good and the actors excellent however been 6'3 I found the seating very cramped and alas also had a large beam in front of me blocking a lot of my view. Would book again but would be careful which seat to select

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The theatre has a centre stage that the stalls surround on three sides. The best view is about four rows from the stage where you see all the facial expressions in near real-life size rather than a distant voice from a micro actor in a larger theatre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip - We booked dinner in the theatre restaurant before our show which was very reasonably priced - portions were smallish but perfect for then sitting in the theatre, being alert and not too sleepy to enjoy the play!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Visiting Stratford for a birthday weekend decided at the last minute to get tickets for that evenings performance of Loves Labours Lost. Was unsure because I am a great Shakespeare fan, but my husband would not normally go even if you paid him! However as it was a birthday gift , he decided to join me for the evening. Ticket... More 

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Warwickshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Booked tickets online to see the Truce, however didn't know until booking complete & tickets printed that we were on 'High Seats' These are very high (basically your feet are at the same level of the head of the person below you). There is a sort of step that you have to stand on to get up, but if your... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We tend to see plays in the Stratford Theatre during the Winter, and use the London Globe Theatre during the summer (which has no roof). The RSC comedies are especially good, and the actors are nearly all of a world class standard. Theatre design, makeup and clothing are very good too. Many restaurants and pubs are close by in addition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have been coming to the RST, for many years, and particularly enjoyed "The Christmas Truce". As always, a brilliant production, with the lighting particularly excellent. Not cheap, but the RST is, in my view, the best "theatre" in the world!... Always innovative and creative. The "theatre in the round" means the audience is almost part of the production, with... More 

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