8th Dec, 2016

Tickets for Shakespeare Live! From the RSC up for grabs

Stratford Editorial 1st Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STRATFORDIANS have the chance to win tickets for a very special Shakespeare celebration evening.

On Shakespeare’s Birthday, Saturday April 23, the RSC will celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy across the arts with Shakespeare Live! From the RSC. The special evening, broadcast live on BBC2 from the RST, will be hosted by David Tennant.

Owing to the live filming, tickets are not on sale, but a very limited number of free tickets are available to CV37 residents via a ballot. Anyone living in the CV37 postcode area can apply for up to two tickets by emailing CV37draw@rsc.org.uk. Those wishing to be part of the ballot should provide their name, address and contact number, and say whether they would like one to two tickets when applying.

The deadline to enter the ballot is Monday February 29. Those successful will be informed by Monday March 7.

There are separate ballots for RSC supporters, members, RSC key members and the wider public. Full details, including terms and conditions, can be found on the RSC website – www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeare-show-draw

Members of the public from outside the CV37 area can apply via the BBC at this website – www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, is currently working on the line-up for the evening, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The ambition is to celebrate the huge legacy of Shakespeare’s work across many different art forms including theatre, dance, opera and music.