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Royal Shakespeare Company theatre opens doors to public

24th November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company is opening its £112m revamped theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon to the public. Visitors to the Warwickshire town can go into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre for the first time in four years.

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Theatre Critic Charles Spencer on revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon

23rd November 2010

Charles Spencer gives his verdict on the £112.8 million redevelopment, including the revamp of the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

Source: The Telegraph: Stage Video


The RSC: Stratford unveils its dramatic vision

23rd November 2010

After a £113 million and three-and-a-half year transformation Ellis Woodman admires a venue of dizzying intricacy, Ellis Woodman discusses for The Telegraph.

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RSC unveils £113m ‘epic and intimate’ Stratford home

23rd November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today unveiled its new home in Stratford-upon-Avon, following a £112.8 million redevelopment that artistic director Michael Boyd claims has created “a miracle of a space that combines the epic and the intimate”.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre: All's well …

23rd November 2010

. . . that ends well. At last, writes Jonathan Glancey for The Guardian. Stratford-upon-Avon finally has a theatre worthy of Shakespeare’s name.

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In video: Royal Shakespeare Theatre transformation

23rd November 2010

The RST is an iconic part of Stratford-upon-Avon’s waterside area. It has cost more than £112m and is one of the most significant building projects of this century, ranking with the Olympic stadium. The transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon opens to the public on 24 November 2010.

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Royal Shakespeare Company theatres reopen to 120 pupils

23rd November 2010

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) staff are reopening the doors to their new theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. School children have had a preview of the rebuilt Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres before the general public is allowed in on Wednesday.

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Curtain up for new Royal Shakespeare theatre

23rd November 2010

Two of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s theatres in Stratford will reopen on Wednesday following a three-and-a-half year re-development project. The re-vamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre includes a new auditorium with more than 1,000 seats and a colonnade linking it with the Swan Theatre.

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Arts funding slashed by Hull City Council

23rd November 2010

The renowned Hull Truck Theatre has had £100,000 cut from its budget as the city council tries to balance the books. The move is part of the city cabinet’s cuts to cultural services spending over the coming year, which also includes reducing the opening hours of museums. But the cutting of £50,000 funding to the Freedom Festival has thrown its future into doubt.

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In Pictures: Royal Shakespeare Theatre

23rd November 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled its revamped theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. The new auditorium has been redesigned with a thrust stage that juts into the seating area to bring the audience closer to the action.

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