THE RSC will run a day of free tours and activities, and even the chance to buy 70p theatre tickets at its reopened Other Place theatre.
On Saturday (July 2) between 12pm and 10pm, visitors can see the reopened theatre on Southern Lane. It houses a new 200-seat theatre space, the RSC’s extensive costume store and a café bar.
There will also be the chance to buy tickets for plays such as Rise of the Foot Soldier, Fall of the Kingdom, Always Orange and Revolt. Tickets will be priced at just 70p – how much they would have cost in 1974 when the original Other Place opened.
From 12pm 100 of the tickets will be made available at the Box Office and between July 27 and August 28 another 300 of the tickets will be on sale, limited to two per person.
Along with the ticket sale, a number of events will also be taking place on the open day.
People can have a glimpse into the theatre, rehearsal room and costume store – which holds more than 30,000 costumes.
There will also be the chance to see how the RSC creates fake scars and bruises in a ‘Blood, Guts and Gore’ session with head of wigs and make-up Brenda Leedham.
Children can play in the extensive dressing up box and take part in craft activities, and musicians will perform in the foyer.
Between 7.30pm to 9.30pm there will be a pub quiz testing general knowledge and also a special Shakespeare-themed round.
To celebrate the open day there will be performances at the The Dell – close to the Other Place – with Titus Andronicus at 1pm and Much Ado About Nothing at 3pm.
Visit www.rsc.org.uk to find out more.