Royal Shakespeare Theatre

It opened in 1932 as the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre and is now the headquarters of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Adjoining it is the Swan Theatre (1986), with a Jacobean apron-style stage and galleried seating, within the shell of an earlier theatre largely destroyed by fire in 1926. The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection includes paintings, sculpture and historic theatre material. Backstage tours can be arranged.

Useful information

Address : 

Waterside

Opening hours

telephone for timetable and admission charge

Nearby tourist attractions

Harvard House
Harvard House
This ornately carved half-timbered house
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Nash's House and New Place
Nash's House and New Place
Of Shakespeare's retirement home, built
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Guild Chapel
Guild Chapel
The Chapel of the Guild of the Holy
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Hall's Croft
Hall's Croft
Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna,
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Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace
The half-timbered house where the
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Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church
With an Early English tower and transept
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Harvard House
Harvard House
This ornately carved half-timbered house
0:15
Guild Chapel
Guild Chapel
The Chapel of the Guild of the Holy
0:15
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church
With an Early English tower and transept
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See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Nash's House and New Place
Nash's House and New Place
Of Shakespeare's retirement home, built
0:30
Guild Chapel
Guild Chapel
The Chapel of the Guild of the Holy
0:15
Hall's Croft
Hall's Croft
Shakespeare's eldest daughter, Susanna,
1:00
See all