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The Royal Shakespeare Company is the world's leading classical theatre company. It is committed to presenting Shakespeare in a vibrant and living context and developing new writing alongside classical works. The company will be redeveloping its base in Stratford over the coming years.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £15,675,270
  • 2013-2014: £16,035,801
  • 2014-2015: £16,466,778

Video feed

Trailer | The Two Gentlemen of Verona | Royal Shakespeare Company

Watch the trailer for The Two Gentlemen of Verona, playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 12 July - 4 September 2014, broadcast live to cinemas on 3 September and transfer to Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne from 7 -11 October 2014. Find out more - http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-two-gentlemen-of-verona/

Maria Aberg interview | The White Devil | Royal Shakespeare Company

'Trying to survive by playing by men's rules' Director Maria Aberg talks about setting her new production of Webster's The White Devil in a 'luxury' contemporary world, and highlighting 'a different kind of misogyny' through casting a woman in a man's role.

Trailer | The White Devil | Royal Shakespeare Company

Warning: This trailer contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing The White Devil directed by Maria Aberg opens in the Swan Theatre on 30 July. Find out more and buy tickets www.rsc.org.uk/devil.

Dog Cam | The Two Gentlemen of Verona | Royal Shakespeare Company

'I can smell the audience from here' Mossup, who plays Crab the Dog in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, sets off for a day's work. The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Simon Godwin, plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford -upon-Avon until 4 September 2014, and Newcastle Theatre Royal from 7 to 11 October. It will be broadcast live to cinemas on 3 September. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-two-gentlemen-of-verona/

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To Kill Myself | The Rape of Lucrece | Royal Shakespeare Company

Camille O'Sullivan performs 'To Kill Myself' from The Rape of Lucrece, with original music played by Feargal Murray.

RSC Fight Week | Henry IV Stage Fighting | Royal Shakespeare Company

Learn more about the dramatic fight between Hal and Hotspur in Henry IV Part I. Includes interviews with Fight Director Terry King and actors Alex Hassell (Hal) and Trevor White (Hotspur) Henry IV Parts I & II plays in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon until 6 September, before a UK tour and performances at London's Barbican. For more information visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv/ This film was first shown as part of the Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema broadcast of Henry IV Part I on 14 May 2014.

RSC Fight Week | Henry IV Stage Fight Teaser | Royal Shakespeare Company

As part of #RSCFightWeek we have a great video to share with you, revealing the behind the scenes secrets from the epic battle between Hal and Hotspur in our current production of Henry IV Part I. Look out for the full video later this week

Daughter, Dear Daughter | The Rape of Lucrece | Royal Shakespeare Company

Camille O'Sullivan performs 'Daughter, Dear Daughter' from The Rape of Lucrece, with original music played by Feargal Murray. Shakespeare's tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, a terrible tale of lust, rape and politics, is both beautiful and violent. From political chronicle to sexual thriller, the poem's exquisite tragedy is fully revealed in an hypnotic evening of song and storytelling.

The Roaring Girl | Stage footage | Royal Shakespeare Company

Stage footage from the RSC production of The Roaring Girl, directed by Jo Davies and staring Lisa Dillon. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-roaring-girl/ Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 9 April - 30 September 2014

World War I recollections | The Christmas Truce | Royal Shakespeare Company

http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-christmas-truce/ Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 29 November 2014 - 31 January 2015 December 1914. As families across Europe gather to celebrate Christmas, a generation of young men find themselves far away from their loved ones in the trenches of the Western Front. There they face a world seemingly devoid of any peace or goodwill. But on Christmas Eve 1914, as the men of the Warwickshire Regiment shelter in their trenches, something astonishing happens.

Act 3, Scene 1 | Henry IV Part II | Royal Shakespeare Company

Jasper Britton as King Henry IV and Paola Dionisotti as Mistress Quickly, in Henry IV, Part II, directed by Gregory Doran. Henry IV parts I and II runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, until September, then tours. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv/

What the audience thinks | Midsummer Mischief | Royal Shakespeare Company

Audience reactions to Midsummer Mischief, now playing in The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre until 12 July. For more information visit www.rsc.org.uk/mischief

Henry IV Parts I& II | Onstage Trailer | 2014 | Royal Shakespeare Company

Onstage trailer for Henry IV Parts I & II, now playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 6 September 2014. Both plays run in Newcastle from 24 September - 4 November and then embark on a UK Tour to Norwich, Salford, Bradford, Bath & Canterbury before playing at the Barbican London from 29 November. For more information visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-i/

Interview with Christopher Luscombe | 2014 | Royal Shakespeare Company

http://www.rsc.org.uk/new-season/ Director Christopher Luscombe introduces his productions of Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (also known as Much Ado About Nothing). These Shakespearean comedies will play as a double-bill in The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Both plays will be also be broadcast live to cinemas and streamed free to schools. They will also share a setting based on a splendid country house just before and just after the First World War, designed by Simon Higlett. Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry will play the lovers in both productions. http://www.rsc.org.uk/new-season/

Henry IV Parts I & II | Reinventing the character of Falstaff | 2014 | Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer Stephen Brimson-Lewis on reinventing the character of Falstaff.

Trailer | Arden of Faversham | Royal Shakespeare Company

Watch the trailer for Arden of Faversham, now playing in the Swan Theatre until 2 October. Wealthy businessman Arden is convinced his wife Alice is cheating on him. He is correct -- but he doesn't know the full story. Determined to free herself from a miserable marriage, Alice is in fact plotting to have him murdered. To find out more visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/arden-of-faversham/

Henry IV Part I | Act II Scene IV | 2014 | Royal Shakespeare Company

Stage footage from Act II Scene IV from the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry IV Part I.

What the audience thinks | Arden of Faversham | Royal Shakespeare Company

Audience reactions to Arden of Faversham, currently playing in the Swan Theatre until 2 October. For more information visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/arden-of-faversham/

Stephen Brimson Lewis on design | Henry IV Parts I & II | Royal Shakespeare Company

Stephen Brimson Lewis on designing the worlds of Henry IV Parts I & II.

Trailer | Arden of Faversham | Royal Shakespeare Company

Watch the trailer for Arden of Faversham, now playing in the Swan Theatre until 2 October . Wealthy businessman Arden is convinced his wife Alice is cheating on him. He is correct -- but he doesn't know the full story. To find out more visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/arden-of-faversham/

What the audience thinks | The Roaring Girl | Royal Shakespeare Company

Audience reactions to The Roaring Girl, now playing in the Swan Theatre until 30 September. For more information visit http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-roaring-girl/

Meet the actors - Antony Sher | Henry IV part I | Royal Shakespeare Company

DescriptionAntony Sher talks about the playing Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV Part I. Henry IV Parts I and II play at the Royal Shakespeare Company until the 6 September 2014 and then on tour until 24 January 2015. Find out more about the productions at http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-i/ and http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-ii/ The productions are also being broadcast live to cinema's worldwide on 14 May 2014 and 18 June 2014 respectively with further encore broadcasts. To find your nearest cinema go to http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/cinemas-and-tickets/

Meet the actors - Alex Hassell | Henry IV part I | Royal Shakespeare Company

Alex Hassell, who plays Prince Hal in Henry IV Part I and II, introduces his character and describes this complex 'superhuman' prince, who would one day become King Henry V. Henry IV Parts I and II play at the Royal Shakespeare Company until the 6 September 2014 and then on tour until 24 January 2015. Find out more about the productions at http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-i/ and http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-ii/ The productions are also being broadcast live to cinema's worldwide on 14 May 2014 and 18 June 2014 respectively with further encore broadcasts. To find your nearest cinema go to http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/cinemas-and-tickets/

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