The Royal Shakespeare Company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, is the ideal destination for a great family day out. The RSC Explorer Pass is your ticket to discover the very best of the RSC. Explore behind-the-scenes secrets in our award-winning interactive exhibition The Play’s The Thing, get closer to the world of theatre on a guided tour, and take in the panoramic views from the theatre tower.

We offer year-round free activities in our buildings. Visit the dressing up box and get creative with the play carts available in our cafes. Explore the buildings with our family trail. You will discover a portrait of Shakespeare made from Lego® bricks, a giant face made from individual hanging stars, a peephole mural, hidden works of art in our walls and so much more!

The RSC performs all year round in Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition to the great Shakespeare performances on offer, this winter stunning A Christmas Carol returns to wow audiences of all ages.



Stage Fight – Suitable for ages 14 plus

Have you seen an RSC stage fight demonstration and want to give it a try? Join stage fight director Tom Jordan as he demonstrates how to pull a punch and fake a slap, as well as other Stage Combat techniques.

Introducing Shakespeare – Suitable for ages 4-8 and parents/carers

A fun and lively session that will introduce you to Shakespeare stories through simple RSC rehearsal techniques!

Discover Theatre Games – For ages 8-12 years and their parent/carers

An energetic session that will introduce you to some simple games and exercises RSC actors use to warm up.

Discover Romeo and Juliet – Suitable for ages 8 – 12 years and their parent/carers

Take part in this fun introduction to the play. Discover the story and themes in Romeo and Juliet as you work as an RSC actor does, on your feet! (Children must be accompanied by an adult).


 Mystery Box Challenge on the RSC stall – All Ages

Interact with objects from the RSC museum collection hidden in boxes, through the use of your five senses. Find out more about the RSC’s theatre-making history as explored in our award-winning exhibition, The Play’s the Thing.