We visited the RSC for the first time as the last time we went to Stratford it was still under reconstruction and the temporary Courtyard theatre was in use. It is fantastic with a thrust stage which means the audience feel part of the production.
The theatre itself is free to visit with numerous displays eg costumes used in previous productions. We also paid for the backstage tour which was very interesting with extremely informative guides. it then only cost £1 each to visit the Tower which provided wonderful views over Stratford.
Overall, a brilliant experience.