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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

wonderful theatre just as I expected, nothing to dislike, in a beautiful location next to the river. Theres loads of props and costumes to look at, which were very interesting.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I was a bit disappointed in the fact that the production of Two Gentlemen of Verona was in modern day dress. But after a while the play stood up and entertained. It was light hearted and fun the cast were very good. However considering this is a new theatre the seats were the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have to admit here I was traumatised by The Merchant of Venice at school and have assiduously avoided the 'Bard' ever since. However 'when in Stratford' I guess it is something one has to do. We were very lucky to get standing only tickets for 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' for just £5.00 (Yes £5 !) by queuing at 0930... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The new GBP140M renovation is superb. Seating is spacious, air is cool, lighting and stage well designed and set changes are spectacular. Super tip: certain seats in the stall have a an extra elbow space like table. Example D32 in the stalls. Excellent for bigger people like me.

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Telford, Shropshire, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can't beat this for theatre at it's best. Ice cream at £3 a tub too pricey, but the free water great!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The theatre and the productions are of the standard you would expect from this prestigious place. Everyone should see at least one Shakespeare play as they are as valid now as when they were written.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As our visit to Stratford upon Avon was a day trip and as we had not planned we could not see any play at this magnificient theatre. However a walk around the theatre was rewarding. We had a look at various costumes and backdrops. We had our Lunch at the Restaurant at the top floor of the theatre. The settings,... More

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A fantastic place to visit even if you are not seeing a performance. Riverside terrace, the observation tower and restaurants are first class.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We booked well in advance for both the theatre and the pre play dinner in the roof top restaurant. Make sure you book the table you want and remind the staff if you have booked a river or window table. This was necessary as the place is well attended. The theatre is in the round so seats have a good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant on the top floor was excellent and even though they were fully booked they allowed mother and I in because we had booked in advance and the computer had had a glitch. It was personal service at its best I was given a really comfortable seat with space to accommodate my club foot and the show was one... More

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