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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
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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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A 'must visit' when in Stratford-upon-Avon

An important part of Stratford-upon-Avon,we had travelled a distance to hear Sir Antony Sher talking about his role of Falstaff in Henry IV pt 1 & 2 which was fascinating and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

An important part of Stratford-upon-Avon,we had travelled a distance to hear Sir Antony Sher talking about his role of Falstaff in Henry IV pt 1 & 2 which was fascinating and entertaining. Shop was well stocked (books and DVDs) but cafe was a little underwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never been a theatre going person but being in Stratford upon Avon felt it a must that we must go. Got to say we where more than blown away by the swan theatre and the performance we went to watch. Have had the conversation with the wife that we will be coming back and going again... Oh and box office... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We saw "Death of a Salesman", which was superb. The remodelled theatre is very nice and the views are good and I could hear every word. There is a "but". We were in the back of the circle, Row D, in what are called "high seats" on the ticket. We just thought this meant that they were high up in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my teenage daughter attended a workshop here during the Easter break. We pre booked in for a session called 'blood, guts and gore' This was run by 2 lovely ladies who work behind the scenes at the theatre. They showed us how to make our own fake poo, create a facial scar and how they deliver some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Booked for an evening performance of a Play (Arthur Millar's Death of a Salesman) Had seats in the stalls and also booked an evening meal in the restaurant. Arrived at the restaurant at 5.30. The menu was very good and very reasonably priced. our waiter was attentive and friendly. He had time to chat to us about the history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A good play with excellent acting although blocking may have seemed suspect as some voices came across muffled. Excellent and friendly staff at the theatre and it was an emjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a great building. We went to see 'Death of a Salesman' and it was a fabulous experience. An absolute must if you are in Stratford. Also had a drink in the bar. All lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We came to see the Death of a Salesman which was excellent and worth the visit. The interior seating on the ground floor where we were was fine affording a great view of the stage and action. The tiered seating which went to the full height of the building I am sure gave a good view but looked a little... More 

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

If you don't like the theatre, you should still make the effort to see a performance at such an amazing venue. Recently modernised to include more comfortable seats and strategically placed bars for that essential interval refreshment; the traditional 'in the round' design means that you are right on top of the action, thrusting and immersing you into the performance.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The building inside is incredible, although pretty steep. We saw Death of a Salesman on a preview night and it was breathtaking. Absolutely wonderful night and totally recommend it. We will be going again as it's only 2 hours from London.

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