Royal Shakespeare Company

Historic performance space undergoes major upgrades across its two theatres, encompassing lighting, spatial audio, technical infrastructure and communications.

Situated alongside the River Avon in the heart of Warwickshire, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s main location is in a Grade II listed building which retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. 

Inside are two performance spaces – the 1,018-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) is the main auditorium, and the Swan Theatre is an intimate room with the capacity to hold up to 469 people on three sides of a deep thrust stage. Both rooms share their front-of-house space, with audiences enjoying the same foyer, box office, bars and restaurant.

Over recent years several upgrades have been completed across both venues, including the introduction of TiMax speaker processing in the RST, and a total technological infrastructure upgrade was completed in the Swan, which reopened in April 2023, incorporating new Ayrton lighting fixtures on an improved grid.  

Read the full feature in issue 34.1 of MONDO-DR here: