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Tales For winter: Your Place or Ours

Come in from the cold this winter to hear mesmerising tales, both epic and intimate. A series of stripped back events throughout December and January, celebrating the essence of live theatre: an actor, a stage and a story.

We’ll start by live-streaming direct from our place to yours. Then, government guidance allowing, we'll invite you over to our place from 19 December, re-opening the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with full Covid-safe measures. We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Discover dramatic adventures from long ago, the best-loved stories of today, and tales from Shakespeare that resonate through the ages. 

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The Boy in the Dress A Celebration

The Boy In The Dress: A Celebration

David Walliams returns to read from his much-loved book, The Boy in the Dress. A moment of musical magic with songwriter Guy Chambers and original performers from our hit 2019 musical adaptation launches the cast recording, which you can pre-order from the RSC Shop from 16 November.

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Troy Story

Troy Story

Weaving a patchwork of sources, Gregory Doran directs the thrilling story of the Trojan War.

Across one epic day - Saturday 12 December - RSC actors recount our Troy Story in five live-streamed parts of around an hour each.

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Festive Tales

Festive Tales

A weekend of music and reflection as we welcome the festive season and connect with our Royal Shakespeare Community. 

We celebrate the spirit of Christmas with an eclectic programme of carols, songs and festive readings, including extracts from past productions.

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Priority Booking Dates

Priority Booking for the Tales For Winter: Your Place or Ours December events is now open for Major Donors, Production Circle, Artists Circle and Patrons.

Priority Booking opens on:

  • Wednesday 18 November - Members
  • Thursday 19 November - Subscribers

Priority booking will be available online from 10am, or you can phone your Ticket Hotline from 12noon to 6pm.

Join the RSC from £20 to access Priority Booking. You can join online or call the Box Office on 01789 331111 (Monday - Friday, 12noon - 6pm)

New Members and Subscribers can join and book tickets in a single transaction by calling the Box Office once Priority Booking opens.


Talking Shakespeare

Our exclusive series of online, live events for RSC subscribers, members and Patrons. Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran invites some very special guests and RSC Associate and Honorary Associate Artists to join him to talk about Shakespeare, their memories of the RSC and more.

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The Boy in the Dress was supported by RSC Production Circle members Elizabeth Boissevain and Andrew Jeffreys, Charles Holloway, Ms Teresa Tsai and Kathleen J. Yoh 

The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by The Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust