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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened...
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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Othello at the RSC

I've been visiting Stratford on business every week since the start of the year and finally got round to going to see Othello at the RSC. I can't praise the experience highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've been visiting Stratford on business every week since the start of the year and finally got round to going to see Othello at the RSC. I can't praise the experience highly enough. The theatre is unique and very atmospheric, the production was superb and the cast were all wonderful. Hugh Quarshie was excellent as the Moor, but for me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Recently visited to see Othello, enjoyed the play but how uncomfortable the seats I chose were. Saving a few pennies opted for "High Seats" big mistake - got cramp and my husband found them so uncomfortable he spent the whole of the second act stood up. You live and learn, but the overall experience is great and look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This really is a must-see and a must-do even if you're not that big a fan of Shakespeare's. Seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company playing in their home theater is like going to La Scala in Milan, Broadway in New York...you just have to do it. BTW, if you're American, give up any notion that you'll be in a comfy seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We saw Merchant of Venice and enjoyed the performance. A very modern interpretation of Shakespeare's plays and I highly recommend a visit here, as it's not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Have been to see many plays here with the 16-25 offer. It is great to be able to see Shakespeare plays at such a great price, and the full price options aren't bad either. Have been upgraded in seating for undersold performances, and the viewing from everywhere in the theatre is excellent. All the staff are really friendly as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As we all know, Stratford is known as the birth place of Shakespeare, so The Royal Shakespeare theatre is a mandatory stop there. The tower it's a good place to see the whole city and enjoy the lovely view. I've watched a couple of plays there and I've been quite satisfied by them. However, the last one was Othello, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Despite racism at its worst, both plays were well acted and deserving of encores. Both had very interesting characters and costumes and passionate lead actors. The pendulum in Merchant was distracting- I kept thinking Of Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball and half expected someone to swing on it, but other visuals worked well to convey story lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This production of 'Merchant' has not been particularly well received by the critics. We saw it last night. The acting was outstanding - 3 encores from an audience that was engaged throughout, because you were drawn in. My 25 year old 'not interested in drama/arts/theatre but will go if someone else is paying' son was mesmerised throughout. I can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Swan theatre is the perfect venue to enjoy Elizabethan/ Jacobean works Which are less commonly performed than Shakespeare. The plays are very accessible and even the tragedies have a humour that works today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I'm a big fan of RSC and eagerly booked to see 'Othello'. This has to be one of my favourite productions so far. Superb acting from all. Loved the music. My 19 year old niece thoroughly enjoyed the performance - her first experience of RSC. Would highly recommend - I've already booked to see it a second time. Great theatre.... More 

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Address: Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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