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Art & Leisure in Stratford-on-Avon

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THE RSC THEATRES
Box Office, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB.
Box Office Tel: 0844 800 1110
Email: info@rsc.org.uk
Web: www.rsc.org.uk

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon
The first theatre to be built in honour of Shakespeare opened in Stratford in 1879. Most of this building was destroyed by fire in 1926, but it was rebuilt and re-open in 1932. The RST is currently undergoing a major transformation and will reopen in 2010. The Courtyard Theatre is the Company’s main theatre while the RST is closed.

The Swan Theatre
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon
An Elizabethan style galleried playhouse built inside the original theatre. Opened in 1986, it stages the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. As part of the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan is currently closed.

The Courtyard Theatre
Southern Lane
, Stratford-upon-Avon
Built on the site of The Other Place, The Courtyard Theatre is the RSC’s new performance space with a thrust stage and seating for 1000 people. The theatre is hugely popular with audiences and actors alike. The shape and scale of the auditorium is similar to that proposed for the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is now the Company’s main theatre whilst the RST is closed for transformation.

CINEMA
Stratford Picture House
Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Bookings: 0871 704 2067
Email: stratfordonavon@picturehouses.co.uk
Web: www.picturehouses.co.uk

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
The Civic Hall
14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
Box Office Tel: 01789 414513.
Email: info@civichall.co.uk
Web: www.civichall.co.uk
The venue for variety shows, classical music, concerts, big band, pantomime and dance nights. Licensed bar.

The Bandstand on the Recreation Ground has bands on some Sunday afternoons during the summer.

BOAT TRIPS AND BOAT HIRE
Rowing boats, punts and canoes can be hired by the hour from Swan's Nest Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, or from next to the ferry. Cruises along the River Avon embark from The Boatyard, Clopton Bridge (E3), Swan's Nest Boathouse, and from the Bancroft Gardens.

BIKE HIRE
Stratford Bike Hire, Guild Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tel: 07711 776340.

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