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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, England
Phone Number: 08448001110
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The RSC's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon re-opened in...

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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Shakespeare would have loved it. A players theatre. There is an audience-cast intimacy in this theatre that you don't find in modern playhouses. Gives a flavour of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Shakespeare would have loved it. A players theatre. There is an audience-cast intimacy in this theatre that you don't find in modern playhouses. Gives a flavour of the playhouses of the Elizabethan times. I visited to see Hamlet. Great cast (an African take on Hamlet) but even better ambience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved this performance. My 11 year old was in stitches. We were all captivated. Actors were brilliant. Overall more professional performance than "Macbeth" at the Globe seen 2 weeks prior. I loved Helena, she was so hilarious. The rest of the family liked Puck, Bottom and Lysander best! Seats were so much more comfortable than the Globe seating.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting rendition of Hamlet firstly, it was enjoyable in it's difference, colourful and bringing fresh slant on the well known story. The theatre is lovely, laid out well with goood views all around. We were in the very rear seats in the middle and the seats were comfortable and allowed you to stand as well as sit. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here to see Hamlet last night. The A/C unit was not working. It was a sizzling day so that simply wouldn't do for the performers or guests. They offered refunds, free water & free ice cream. Nice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have always wanted to see Marlowe's tale of a pact with the devil and so eagerly booked tickets prior to reading the reviews. It was with some trepidation then when I sat in my seat having read some unfavourable critiques. I had also seen the director's production of The White Devil which was, to put it mildly, quite a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My co-workers and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon tour of this fabulous theater space. If you have any interest whatsoever in Shakespeare, I recommend this highly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was good to see a play in the round at Stratford Upon Avon and be so close to the actors. The seats were a little squashed together so space was quite tight. However, the actors were great and brought Johnson's play alive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic production, fantastic Puck! Enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner, quite nice food. More of a convenience to eat there prior to play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited in April to see Hamlet so we decided to bring our children to the next show. My 11yr old daughter is a big fan of A Midsummers Night Dream and it tied in with her and her mothers birthday. We also brought our son who was a bit hesitant. The theatre itself is fantastic- only one small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If i am honest I was never a fan of the original theatre so looking forward to seeing the redesigned theatre. I love the architecture and art deco stairwell but ... The tiered seating although far better than before is a little difficult to get used to and although it is almost a 'theatre in the round' experince seeing a... More 

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