The Royal Shakespeare Company, known as the RSC, is a major British theatrical company based in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Royal Shakespeare Company produces around 20 theatre productions a year and showcase works of William Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new and up-and-coming writers. The Royal Shakespeare Company has three theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Studio Theatre at the Other Place and the Swan Theatre. Their aim is to reach the most far-reaching audience possible, from residences of West End shows to live broadcasts from Stratford-upon-Avon to cinemas across the country.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is a registered charity and is funded through a mix of income, including box office takings, an Arts Council England NPO grant, fundraising, royalties and trading income of subsidiaries and joint ventures.
It’s possible to enjoy a range of benefits and help fund the RSC theatre by becoming a member or supporter. For an annual fee, RSC members can enjoy a range of benefits, including priority booking up to three weeks in advance, family-priced tickets, a discount on RSC restaurants and cafes and member newsletters and no ticket exchanges or resale fees.
Current RSC productions include MatildaThe Musical, Wars Roses and the Magician’s Elephant. Some of the past productions include Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Richard III, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Comedy of Errors.