About Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, an organisation dedicated to producing the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and a number of modern writers and performing them in one of the most famous theatres in the country.

Located in the Bard's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Theatre has been operating since 1961 and continues to attract large crowds from around the world. Set beside the River Avon, the Theatre's idyllic location provides the perfect backdrop to Shakespeare's works and ensures that a visit to the Royal Shakespeare is always remembered.

With two performance spaces, the 1000+ seat thrust stage and the smaller, more intimate, Swan Theatre, there is plenty to keep visitors returning time and time again. The Theatre's recent renovation has made the entire site far more accessible and proved a resounding success. 


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Scooter hire is not available
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • Walking frame hire not available
  • There is a drop-off point by the entrance
  • Folding seats are not available
  • Staff are not specifically trained to deal with with disabilites
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are described guides
  • There are descriptive tours
  • There is subtitled media
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Large print material is available
  • There is pushchair accessibility
  • There are concessionary prices


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