The Tower @ RSC
The Tower @ RSC
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Visit the top of the RSC Theatre Tower and enjoy the beautiful views of Stratford-upon-Avon from above.
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Chef Paul
Denham, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
FREE..and Friendly! We came across this when visiting the theatre. The friendly staff at the door guided us up to the top of the tower. It was worth it for the views. Then take a tour or just walk about the theatre and visit the free exhibition of clothing
Written January 28, 2024
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Ben White
Northampton, UK1,703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Came here with my partner and his mother and it’s very nice. There’s a cafe in the ground floor which is busy but inexpensive also a little gift shop.
It’s free entry to walk around the building but you have to pay a fee to go up ‘the tower’.
There’s a little gallery, which is free of charge and worth a look. There’s an insult chair, which shouts out insults in Shakespeare language, it’s very funny and good for a picture.
The rooftop bar/restaurant is good for a drink and food with good views of he river Avon and the surrounding parks.
Written January 3, 2019
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Liz K
Grange-over-Sands, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Went on a boiling hot day, not knowing Stratford at all, and it being the first thing we did. You buy a ticket in the shop then a super friendly and knowledgeable staff member goes up in the lift with you and talks your through what you can see. It is 8 floors up and well designed with louvred windows so blessedly cool. It allowed us to orient ourselves as to where everything was and the chap pointed out a route, which we followed, and it was perfect. A good spot!
Written August 8, 2018
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,231 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The tower appears to serve no purpose other than to stand like a sentinel over the wonderful Royal Shakespeare Theatre and to afford a high viewing point over Stratford upon Avon.
The tower is 36 metres high and the viewing platform is at 32 metres.
We walked to the lift at the bottom of the tower to find a young lady standing guard. She confirmed that this was where you ascend the tower and that tickets were sold in the shop a few metres away. The lady who sold us the tickets there said we had to walk to a different lift, take it to floor three and someone there would see to us. We arrived there at what looked like a bar/restaurant area and nobody was interested in helping so we walked over to the lift at that level in the tower. Again no-one helped us and after pressing the button for the lift I came to the conclusion that the lift was 'locked' on that floor, although there was nothing to indicate this. So back down the other lift we went to get back to the bottom of the tower and the young lady standing guard, who said the lady in the shop was wrong, this had happened before, and she would walk over to tell her later.
So we finally ascended to the platform which affords viewing from three sides and where you can pick up a leaflet showing points of interest. After a few minutes admiring the views the staff member there called the lift to return us to ground. I only found out later, after arriving home, that if you go back down using the stairs there is an exhibition installed on the walls and in the alcoves. It would have been nice to have been informed about this while we were there.
Written May 31, 2015
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Thank you for your comments and please do accept my apologies for the service you experienced on your recent visit. I understand that this was not up to the usual high standard of customer service that we pride ourselves on, and I shall ensure that your comments are shared with those involved. Each year we have over 15,000 visitors to the Tower and we were delighted to have received the recent Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence which is why we were so disappointed to hear about your visit. I do hope that this will not deter you from visiting us again soon, and that you have a more positive experience next time round.
Written June 5, 2015
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foodieMunich_Germany
Kufstein, Austria127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We took the lift up and the stairs down. We were lucky with the weather on a quiet Friday morning so could enjoy the sights at ease.
Written March 30, 2020
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Emma W
Worcestershire, UK291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I've been up the tower many times, but particularly enjoyed it this time. It was so quiet and the views over the flooded Avon were amazing.
Written March 7, 2020
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WallyS04
Canberra, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Great to see the town from a different perspective, from the river, to the RSC theatres and layout of the town. It is a quick lift ride to the top and back - or a gentle walk down the stairs to the various levels (cafes etc). Great fun and something different to do.
Written November 20, 2019
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GrahamP113
Witham, UK1,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
A great trip to 37 metres above the town gives great views of the surrounding area. Only £3 each and whilst a quick trip it was really worthwhile. Staff were great so definitely recommend
Written October 7, 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I love going high so took the chance on a hot sunny bank holiday Sunday to visit. It costs 3 pounds but well worth it once you leave the lift for the views it offers.
Written August 26, 2019
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PaulSalz
Salzburg, Austria57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
At first, I thought it would not make much sense to go up on the tower, but it actually is the best view over Stratford you can get. You stand literally on the roof of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and overlook the Swan Theatre. On the one side, you have a magnificent view of the Avon river with its swans and boats and towards the butterfly farm. On the other side, you can discover Shakespeare's birthplace, his house, his school and the church where his grave is. All places are only a 3 minute walk apart from each other, from the top you have them all in one view. A very nice member of staff was sent up with me and explained everything. Great offer, great service.
Written May 27, 2019
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