The RSC aims to connect and help others connect with Shakespeare and his contemporaries and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists. It is an ensemble company, so everyone, from directors, writers and actors to production, technical and administrative staff, has a part to play in creating distinctive theatre.
It’s home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres were recently re-opened after a £112.8m transformation to bring actors and audiences closer together. The company plays regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and the world.
The company works with teachers to inspire a life-long love of Shakespeare in young people and runs events for everyone to explore and participate in its work.
The RSC celebrated its 50th birthday in 2011 and in 2012 leads the World Shakespeare Festival (WSF), a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for the Cultural Olympiad.
More information on www.rsc.org.uk or www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk