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Address: Royal Shakespeare Theatre 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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There's something special about seeing Shakespeare here on his home turf by this superb company, but even if you don't see a play there's a great viewing spot at the top of the... read more

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There's something special about seeing Shakespeare here on his home turf by this superb company, but even if you don't see a play there's a great viewing spot at the top of the tower, a restaurant that serves excellent food where you can sit out on the balcony and watch the bustling life if the Waterside, as well as bars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each run has one 'Public Understudy Performance' - PUP on the brochure, and all seats are £10 except some with some small pillar in front of the seat or other small inconvenience, and those are £5. Many of those taking part are the same actors as the normal performance, but taking on roles one stage up, so they have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the whole family to see Dr Faustus and were spellbound. The production was amazing and the whole experience was utterly fabulous

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The spectacular U-shaped auditorium surrounding the stage at the RSC Theatre is beautifully designed to make for compelling viewing of Will Shakespeare's plays. Not visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon would be complete without enjoying a performance here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Suddenly realising our evening tickets were for the matinee, we arrived at the theatre 20 mins after the play had started. The staff could not have been more helpful, allowing us to take our seats at a scene change. No raised eyebrows, sighs or tuts at our self confessed incompetence, just help. When we actually couldn't get into our ticketed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visitors to the RSC may not know that there is a lovely terrace alongside the river. It's adjacent to the little cafe on the ground floor. The food is straightforward but the tables outside offer a perfect view of the swans, the narrowboats, pleasure boats and the tree line river. Find time to have a look and take some pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The first play we saw was 'The two noble kinsmen' very confusing and wouldn't go to see it again. The second was King Lear. How amazing was this, wonderful acting and great special effects

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had afternoone tea for three - with a glass of fizz each. Loads of gorgeous cakes - in fact so many they gave us a box to take the spare ones home with us (they offered without even being asked which was a nice touch). Great views from the roof terrace. Not the cheapest but you get what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see cymbaline our first visit to the rsc we throughly enjoyed It, it was well acted with a good atmosphere. Will definitely go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous performance of Two Noble Kinsmen. Lovely intimate theater- ( Swan) we had a fun behind the scenes tour earlier the same day.

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