The Other Place

Work begins this month to reinstate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) iconic studio theatre, The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, opening in 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The project is being made possible thanks to the support of private and public funders, including very generous donations from The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Backstage Trust, a £3m Lottery grant from Arts Council England and a new collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Founding Partner of The Other Place.

Originally built in 1973, The Other Place was home to the RSC’s developmental and new work, housing many landmark productions with RSC alumni such as Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.  The theatre closed in 2006 to make way for the temporary Courtyard Theatre, where the RSC performed during the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The new Other Place will include a 200-seat flexible studio theatre, built within the external steel structure of The Courtyard Theatre, two new rehearsal rooms, and a new home for the RSC’s 30,000 piece Costume Store, giving people access for the first time via theatre tours.

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Critics Circle

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Empty Space…Peter Brook Awards 2014

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The hClub100 Theatre Winners

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The Final 100 are announced […] Continue Reading…

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