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There are few more fitting locations to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays than Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the iconic playwright, and the most prestigious venue in town is the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Built in 1932, the historic theater is the official home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, whose performances of Shakespeare’s works are renowned around the world.

Built to replace the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which stood on the site since 1879, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre was the design of Elisabeth Scott (one of Britain’s first notable female architects) and underwent extensive renovations in 2010. Today, the theater hosts regular performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company in its 1,000-seat auditorium, but it’s also a popular destination for tourists.

A range of tours allow visitors to explore the Front of House, peek behind-the-scenes, visit the grounds and gardens, or even get a backstage look at the nearby rehearsal rooms and costume store. Alternatively, the theater’s 32-meter-high Tower offers far-reaching views over Stratford-upon-Avon, while the Rooftop Restaurant and Riverside café serve up everything from afternoon tea to cocktails, and a range of free temporary exhibitions are hosted on-site.

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Daily 10am-late, tours by booking only
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB
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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover charming, medieval Stratford-Upon-Avon—the historic birthplace of William Shakespeare—from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus. On this sightseeing tour, relax for the full-route journey or hop off at any of the stops along the way to see key attractions like the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.
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Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 1 Day Pass

Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 1 Day Pass

Make the most of your time in Shakespeare’s country with this full-day pass that includes entry to more than 15 top Warwickshire attractions. Immerse yourself in British history as you explore must-see sights such as Shakespeare Birthplace, Kenilworth Castle, or the British Motor Museum, and enjoy the freedom of a multi-attraction pass to fully personalize your sightseeing itinerary.
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  • Free Cancellation
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Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 3 Day Pass

Shakespeare's England Explorer Pass - 3 Day Pass

The Explorer Pass is an added value pass giving you the flexibility to visit top attractions in Warwickshire and beyond! Pick a pass duration that matches your visit and simply show your Explorer Pass at any attraction included to enter for free. It is sightseeing made easy! Please note a number of the attractions included with The Explorer Pass currently require you to pre-book your visit. You will be emailed instructions on how to do this upon purchase.
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What are Royal Shakespeare Theatre hours of operation?
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre hours of operation: Daily 10am-late, tours by booking only . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Royal Shakespeare Theatre tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal Shakespeare Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Royal Shakespeare Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Royal Shakespeare Theatre 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal Shakespeare Theatre costs USD 21.29. Guided Royal Shakespeare Theatre tours start around USD 21.29 per person. See all 3 Royal Shakespeare Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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