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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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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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King Lear

Excellent theatre complex including the Swan Theatre We saw King Lear (Anthony Sher) directed by Greg Doran The seats and auditorium were amazing The performance was superb - I... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Excellent theatre complex including the Swan Theatre We saw King Lear (Anthony Sher) directed by Greg Doran The seats and auditorium were amazing The performance was superb - I would see it again Superb production and talented cast The Rooftop restaurant served reasonable food but is very popular-advisable to book We were also lucky enough to get tickets for The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw the first preview of King Lear. Stage extends deep into auditorium but the production plays straight out front so those on right & left miss a lot of expressions & staging. Good set design, 2nd half lighting odd as the audience is illuminated. Cordelia is dreadful. Sher is of the country's great actors but he seemed a little off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First class performance by a first class crew. Saw a performance of "A Midsummer's Night Dream." A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

second time we have bin to the theatre and each time we are amazed by the productions well worth a go

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got last minute tickets to see The Alchemist. With a bit of time before the show, we ate a light dinner at the Upper Circle Bar within the Theatre building. It and a glass of wine each sitting at a window overlooking the Avon with all it's lovely swans was delightful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Royal Shakespeare Theatre for our first wedding anniversary and absolutely loved the experience. The cast were incredible and the whole experience was amplified due to the great seating and friendly service when being seated and at the bars. Just incredible!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best of theatre in the round. Brilliant direction and acting. Website did not give all that was on. Wanted Shakespeare but could not find. Instead we had another brilliant production.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to go to King Leah. Best seats. Excellent performance. Wonderful Theatre, could have hear a pin drop, superb acting and costuming. Tragedy at its best. Well done

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you 'don't like Shakespeare' or 'don't like the theatre' you must visit the RSC. We go once or twice a year and it's always excellent. Last trip we saw Cymbeline - it was outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a lot to see in the theatre building. Book ahead for guided tours. Trip up the tower for outstanding views is good in all weathers..only £2.50 per head. Shop has lots of Shakespeare related gifts, books, DVD's etc. Box office open to buy tickets for current and future performances until February 2017

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