The Royal Shakespeare Company (also known as the RCS) is one of the UK’s leading theatrical companies and specialise in productions of the works of William Shakespeare. Founded in 1875, and granted its royal charter in 1925 by King George V, the RSC performs Shakespeare across the globe.
Enjoy a drink in one of the cafes/bars and explore some of the free exhibits and exhibitions on display. Hear about some of the most notable RCS productions throughout the company’s history and learn the difficulties faced by actors taking on some of Shakespeare’s most recognisable roles. If there are no performances in the theatre on the day of your visit, you can purchase a ticket to visit the RSC’s Tower where panoramic views of Stratford will impress even the most ardent Shakespeare critic.