Shakespeare was born on 23rd April so Stratford-upon-Avon is a must-visit place this month, and the Royal Shakespeare Company is a great destination for family fun. With an RSC Explorer Pass, you can explore a treasure trove of costumes and props from the company’s stages in an award-winning interactive exhibition, The Play’s The Thing, plus uncover backstage secrets on a guided Theatre Tour and get a bird’s-eye-view of Shakespeare’s stunning hometown from the top of the Theatre Tower.
During the Easter Holidays, between 3-13 April, there are tons of family activities going on including Stage Fighting and Animation workshops, Theatre Games, Blood Guts and Gore demonstrations and more. There will also be lots of free activities including drop in crafts and storytelling. Enjoy the free activities to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. On 21 April, there will be live music, family friendly demonstrations and craft activities. Take part in workshops, see a scene transform from a script to performance and help create a mural based on the theme of love.
There are free activities available throughout the year including a dressing up box, play carts and family trail. They also offer free entry to under-18s for The Play’s The Thing every Sunday and throughout Warwickshire School holidays. The company’s sell-out festive revival of A Christmas Carol returns this winter and paired with great children’s menus in the restaurant and cafes, make a date to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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