Arts & Entertainment

Current RSC Productions

A Mad World My Masters

London, Soho... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.

Swan Theatre

1:15pmOct 19
7:15pmOct 18, 24, 25


Antony and Cleopatra

At the fringes of a war torn empire a man and woman have fallen desperately, passionately in love. But for a soldier sent to enforce the imperial will and the queen of a people intent on throwing off the yoke of empire, there is no place for personal desire.

Swan Theatre

1:15pmNov 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
7:15pmNov 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
7pmNov 13


Arden of Faversham

When wealthy landowner Arden's suspicions are confirmed of wife Alice cheating on him, Arden, Alice and her lover find themselves playing a deadly game as a series of would be murderers set off in pursuit of Arden.Polly Findlay makes her RSC debut to direct this anonymously written thriller.

Swan Theatre

7:30pmApr 30


Blown Away

Join us as a small boy finds himself swept up and whisked away on an unforgettable journey. A performance for 3 - 6 year olds.

Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre

10:30amOct 29, 30, 31
1:30pmOct 29, 30, 31


Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize Winning Novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin.Anne Boleyn is now Queen, her path to Henry’s side cleared by Thomas Cromwell. But Henry remains without a male heir, and the conflict with the Catholic Church has left England dangerously isolated as France and the Holy Roman Empire ominously manoeuvre for position.

Swan Theatre

7:30pmMar 29


Candide

Candide is an optimist. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by war, murder, natural disaster and endless misfortune.

Swan Theatre

1:15pmOct 26
7:15pmOct 19, 21, 22


Curious

Curious is a perfect giggle-making introductory experience to theatre that explores everyday objects in an interactive environment.For ages 0 - 3 years.

Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre

10:30amApr 15
2pmApr 15


Henry IV Part I

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's thrilling and comic vision of a nation in turmoil.In Part I, Henry prepares for the onset of war with Prince Hal and Falstaff thrust into the brutality of the battlefield.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1:15pmApr 19, 22, 24, 26
7:15pmApr 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28


Henry IV Part II

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heart breaking conclusion to this epic pair of plays.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

7:15pmApr 19, 21, 26, 29, 30


Misunderstood Monsters

Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet.A performance for 4 – 9 year olds

Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre

10:30amFeb 23
2pmFeb 23


Open House

The Bear Pit and Royal Shakespeare Company present an evening of entertainment from Stratford's amateur theatre companies.

The Courtyard Theatre

7pmJan 19


Richard II

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant as Richard II. Richard II is the first production in a new cycle of Shakespeare’s History Plays, directed by Gregory, that will be performed over the coming seasons. David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies, both of whom appeared in the acclaimed 2008 Hamlet.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1:30pmNov 7, 9, 14, 16
7:30pmNov 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16
7pmNov 13


Sweet William

One of our most celebrated actors, Michael Pennington, presents his unique solo show about Shakespeare for one night only at the Swan Theatre.“Such a delight” – The Times“Brilliant…As well rounded a portrait of Shakespeare as you could hope for” – The Guardian

Swan Theatre

7:30pmOct 20


The Roaring Girl

In a London fuelled by greed and desire, the charismatic, cross-dressing, 'roaring girl' heroine Moll has the world wrapped round her little finger.Moll proves more than a match for any man in Dekker and Middleton's hilarious city comedy directed by Jo Davies.

Swan Theatre

1:30pmApr 19, 26
7:30pmApr 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26


The Taming of the Shrew

First Encounter: Shakespeare for Younger Audiences.Suitable for 8 - 13 year olds.Michael Fentiman edits and directs this new version of The Taming of the Shrew following his recent Titus Andronicus in the Swan Theatre.

The Courtyard Theatre

2:30pmFeb 8


Titus Andronicus

A Roman General returns from a brutal ten year war to bury the sons he has lost in conflict. To honour their deaths he executes the eldest child of his enemies' Queen, but this final act of sacrifice begins a chain of murder and retribution that will engulf Rome.

Swan Theatre

1:15pmOct 23
7:15pmOct 23, 26


Wendy & Peter Pan

JM Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grows up is adapted in a spectacular new version by Ella Hickson and directed by Jonathan Munby. Winter 1909. Snow is falling across London. Wendy Darling and her two brothers sleep peacefully in their bedroom, as their parents bicker downstairs. In a sudden flurry of snow their window blows open, and into their lives tumbles a mischievous boy called Peter...

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

2pmMar 2


Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize Winning Novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies are adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin.Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Into a volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. A one-time mercenary, master-politician, and doting father, who sets out to grant the King his desire whilst ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda.

Swan Theatre

1:30pmMar 29


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