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    Experience secrets and stories of making theatre. The Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Open daily 10am-6pm.
    Great for Kids Indoor Attraction

    The Play’s The Thing is an exciting experience at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Here you will learn the secrets and stories from more than 100 years of theatre-making and discover the ideas, inspiration and amazing craft in the work of the world’s most famous theatre company.

    Discover rarely-seen treasures from the museum and archive: weird and wonderful props, exquisite costumes, and original set designs. Get hands-on and celebrate the creativity behind the scenes.

    Director’s ‘desk’ – discover the inspiration behind some of the RSC’s most acclaimed shows Play Hamlet alongside actor Ewart James Walter, using state-of-the-art gaming technology Magic Costume Mirror – try on virtual costumes and take a photo Dress up in the dressing room and take part in the Quick Change Challenge. Discover some of the gory details of theatre-making through the A-Z of Shakespeare’s secrets and stories The story-generator – create quick and fun version of Shakespeare plays Location: Swan Reading Room, Swan Theatre

    Admission: Adult £8.50 Child £4.25 (Under 18).

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    The Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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