Royal Shakespeare Company


The Royal Shakespeare Company stages the work of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and the most exciting new writers and performers of today.

Over 1 million people each year join the RSC at its three theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre, and The Other Place.

The Company’s work begins its life at the Stratford-upon-Avon workshops and theatres and is shared with audiences through touring, residencies and online activity throughout the world.

Everyone at the RSC, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world you see on stage.

The RSC has been making theatre in Shakespeare’s home town for over one hundred years, training generations of the very best theatre makers.  It is the only theatre company with its own on-site armoury, producing breastplates, gauntlets, belts and weaponry.

The Company has worked with 7200 amateur performers and ten partner theatres on its Open Stages project, championing amateur theatre nationwide.

Each year the Company reaches 450,000 children and young people through Education work, transforming experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom, on performance and online.

Matilda The Musical took seven years to develop and now performs to packed theatres in the West End and on Broadway.

The RSC is a registered charity (number 212481) and generates 74% of its own income, alongside public investment from Arts Council England.

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