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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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just popped into the shop at the theatre to pick up a few gifts etc. for my grandson and generally just had a quick look around as it is such a feature of the town.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must do for tourists and also has Cafe, bar, toilets, shop as well as a tower to go up. Very friendly and informative tower guide added to the experience.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love the theatre, but the seats are so uncomfortable. Take cushions with you. A big disappointment when they had spent so much on a refurbishment only a couple of years ago.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very close to our hotel, the mercure Shakespeare. The actors, actresses were awesome! A brilliant location and a brilliant night out. Planning our next trip already!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Has a tour of the theatre and it was very enjoyable and really interesting. From Dressing rooms to back stage and light and sound control rooms you get a really good behind the scenes look.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A fabulous play in a great theatre. A wonderful night out! The best way to experience the theatre is to see a play by this great theatre company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

During my three-day visit to Stratford upon Avon, I went to three RSC shows: Henry IV parts I and II, and The Roaring Girl. I had three truely magical evenings, with great acting, great stories, great music, great costumes, just wonderful! I also went to visit the tower of the RSC, to get a nice view of Stratford. The guard... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enthralling performance by the RSC, Anthony Sher's Falstaff steals the show. A production with such energy and humour as well as tragedy it was a delight to watch. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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Caerphilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I knew nothing of Two Gentlemen of Verona, and was prepared to be underwhelmed. But the energy and exuberance of the cast brought this early Shakespeare comedy to life. The rebuilt theatre is wonderful, with a huge stage that brings the action so close to the audience. The play was being broadcast to cinemas throughout Britain on the night we... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just returned from a weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon, during which we watched both Part 1 and Part 2 of Shakespeare's Henry IV at the RSC. This was arguably the best rendition of Shakespeare I have ever seen. The entire saga was a vibrant mixture of comedy, tragedy and history, brilliantly brought to life by excellent direction and a superlative cast; Antony... More

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