ABOUT THE RSC

THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

The Royal Shakespeare Company produces theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world, for everyone to enjoy. Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961.  We pioneer contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights.

Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Their work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we share it with audiences across the world through our touring, residencies, cinema broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s hometown. www.rsc.org.uk

The RSC is currently represented on Broadway with Matilda The Musical, with their producing partners, The Dodgers.  Past RSC productions on Broadway include Les Miserables (1987-2003 and 2006), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1971 and 1996), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1987), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1981 and 1986), Cyrano de Bergerac (1984), Much Ado About Nothing (1984), All’s Well that Ends Well (1983), Good (1982), Piaf (1981), London Assurance (1974), Sherlock Holmes (1974), Old Times (1971), The Homecoming (1967), The Persecution and Assassination of Marat… (1965), and The Hollow Crown (1963).

The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.