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Behind The Scenes with the RSC's Collections Department

Free Admission - Booking Required
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This event will take place in the Theatre Royal Dress Circle foyer. Bar opens from 12.15pm, talk begins at 1pm.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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The RSC’s Collections offer a wealth of information on RSC theatre productions, past and present. The collection has more than 2,500 costumes, props and designs dating from the 1800s to today offering an overview of the way theatrical performances have changed, as well as over 4,000 artworks in the form of paintings and drawings, prints and sculpture which record stage productions, artistic interpretations of Shakespeare’s work and depictions of actors in and out of character. Some of these date from the 1600s.

As part of our Celebrating Shakespeare Festival, Robyn Greenwood, the RSC Collections Officer, present this fascinating behind-the-scenes illustrated talk about the RSC Collection. As well as discussing how the collection was created and its conservation challenges, Robyn will share images of such star objects, such as Vivien Leigh dress and Antony Sher’s Richard III humps. There will also be actual items from the collections on display.

This event is free admission but booking is required due to limited capacity.
Access to the Dress Circle foyer will be open from 12.15pm, and the bar will be open for refreshments, before the talk starts at 1pm.
Yarn Bar is also open every day from 11.30am for coffee, brunch and lunch.

Part of the Celebrating Shakespeare Festival