Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Ways to visit Royal Shakespeare Theatre
As well as hosting regular dramatic performances, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre features on many Stratford-upon-Avon tours, which range from hop-on hop-off bus tours to Shakespeare-focused history tours, and day trips that also cover the Cotswolds. On a theatre tour, explore the front of house, peek behind-the-scenes, visit the grounds and gardens, and get a backstage look at rehearsal rooms and the costume store. Alternatively, the theater’s 104-foot (32-meter) tower offers far-reaching views over Stratford-upon-Avon.
Things to know before you go to Royal Shakespeare Theatre
*The 1,000-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre is a must-visit for literary enthusiasts and history buffs. *The Rooftop Restaurant and Riverside café serve up everything from afternoon tea to cocktails. *There’s a gift shop on-site that sells Shakespeare-themed souvenirs and gift vouchers to spend on RSC productions. *The theatre is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to get to Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The theatre is located on the banks of the River Avon, a short drive from Junction 15 on the M40. From Stratford-upon-Avon train station—which is serviced by trains from both London and BIrmingham—the theatre is a 15-minute walk.
When to visit Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre presents an ever-changing programme of both Shakespeare and classic plays. Tours typically depart multiple times per day, but during the peak summer season advance booking is required.