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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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The special effects were brilliant and the whole show excellent. However, the seating can be very cramped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There is nothing to beat an evening at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. We recently went to see two excellent productions: Love's Labour'sWon (or Much Ado About Nothing)and Oppenheimer. Love's Labour's Won was a sequel to Love's Labour's Lost which we saw before Christmas (yes,if you love theatre you just have to see one play after another with this... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We watched in wonder as "The Heart of Robin Hood" characters ascended, descended and swung from tree to tree in Sherwood Forest. When one's imagination is pulled into the presentation, as mine was, real time and place mean nothing. During intermission, we gathered trinkets in the gift shop which still remind us of a remarkable time in Stratford and especially... More 

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A group of us connected with the trade went to see "The Shoemakers Holiday"It was a riot of fun and frolics.We had an afternoon of joy and madness from a cast of talent .The visit started in the coffee bar staff all customer orientated good coffee,we then had lunch in the roof restaurant.It was a close race to get to... More 

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Boughton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

To experience Shakespeare in his home town, performed by some of the finest actors, produced by the best, amazing sets, in a great environment. Shakespeare is not everyone's 'cup of tea' but to see his works performed to the highest standard is not to be missed, and does help put the language into context.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Stratford because we had a free weekend and we like it there. When we went to book tickets on the off chance, there weren't any available so we booked the behind the scenes tour instead. There were only four of us on the tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Apart from the theatre itself, we went to... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

really enjoyed the performance.Great set,brilliant acting and at times very funny.I loved that the play was linked to local history as it was set in Charlecote Park ,a nearby National Trust property.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Top quality everything. This is the reason to visit Stratford. Book ahead and plan your trip round it.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Booked tickets online for this production of All's Well That Ends Well. There was a great graphic for seat selection and I got a stalls seat in the second row. Imagine my surprise when I went into the theatre and saw that I was practically sitting on the stage and at eye-level. All the action moved constantly on the amazing... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Theatre at its best. This was a superb evenings entertainment. I hadn't realised it would be so funny. it worked perfectly in the early twentieth century setting helped very much by the inspired musical score. Now waiting with keen anticipation for Loves Labours Found which I am confident we will enjoy just as much.

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