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Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Pull back the curtain to uncover secrets and stories from 100 years of theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

All aspects of the company are opened up for families with an interactive exhibition and a veritable treasure trove of curiosities and artefacts. See the costumes and props used on their hallowed stages, get right up close to rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio. The exhibit is entitled 'The Play's The Thing' and it's sure to inspire some theatrical behaviour. 

Aspiring actors can try on virtual costumes in the 'digital dressing room' and even perform in front of a live - virtual - audience! Then take a trip up the Theatre Tower to get a panoramic view of Shakespeare's home town and explore the backstage areas on a guided Theatre Tour. 

The RSC also offer free activities all year round, including a family trail ideal for young explorers and a dressing up box filled to the brim with real costumes.

  • Follow a trail around the building, dress up in costume and get crafty in the cafes
  • Explore exhibits and interactive, virtual games
  • Inspire the little luvvies of tomorrow
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Opening hours

Public Areas:

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - Late

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

The Play's The Thing Exhibition:

Monday to Saturday 10:20 - 18:00

Sunday 10:20 - 17:00

Theatre tour times may vary. Please contact the Box Office for more information. 


RSC Explorer Pass (The Play's The Thing, Theatre Tour & Tower): 
Adult: £15.00
Kids: £7.50
Members of the public with additional needs: £7.50

The Play's The Thing Annual Pass:
Adult: £8.50
Kids: £4.25
Members of the public with additional needs: £4.25

*Kids go free to The Play's The Thing every Sunday, and throughout Warwickshire School Holidays* 

Travel & Contact Information


Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB, England

Phone number

01789 403493



Click here to visit Royal Shakespeare Company's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Disabled parking bays available opposite the theatre in Waterside and behind The Other Place Theatre. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Milk warming facilities are available. 

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

The cafes and restaurants across the campus are open all day and vegan and gluten free options are available at all venues. Opening times may vary. 

Yes, Royal Shakespeare Company is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Royal Shakespeare Company have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Royal Shakespeare Company has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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