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Theatre trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

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Theatre trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

We are pleased to announce that we are organising a theatre trip for MSc Students to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to see Antony & Cleopatra.
Saturday, 3 June 2017


Departure from University bus stop


Lunch in Stratford (free time)


Antony & Cleopatra play


Departure from Stratford


Arrival back at the University

About the Play

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was performed first around 1607 at the Blackfriars Theatre or the Globe Theatre. Its first appearance in print was in the Folio of 1623.

The Plot

Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare’s great historical love stories. Antony is captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Gossip and scandal leads to plots of murder and battles. Read more about the play from the RSC website.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

The RSC is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The company employs over 1000 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and internationally.

Theatre Etiquette
  • Take your seat no less than 5 minutes before starting time.
  • Consider those around you.
  • Audio or visual recording equipment is strictly forbidden.
  • Keep your mobile equipment (e.g. phones, iPads or digital watches) turned off at all times in the auditorium.
  • Do not take drinks in glasses into the auditorium. Plastic cups are available for any cold drinks and may be taken in.
  • Please refrain from talking during the performance.
Stratford-upon-Avon – where to eat

There are plenty of places near the theatre to have lunch before the performance. If you fancy a light bite, there are many snack and sandwich outlets in the nearby shops, or you could visit one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s wonderful tea / coffee shops. If the weather is good you could enjoy a picnic in the park beside the theatre, or visit the theatre’s Riverside Café.

How to book your tickets

We have 50 tickets available and they will be allocated on first come first served basis.

1. Book your tickets via the booking form below. The form will be opened from Friday 12 May to Monday 22 May, or until all tickets are sold out.

online booking form.

2. You will be able to collect your tickets from Tuesday, 23 May until Friday 2 June from the Economics Executive Office - Gill Gudger or Sharon Yarrow in Room S1.130, Mon-Fri 10.00am-3.00pm. Please note that you will be required to pay a £10 refundable deposit before collecting your tickets. If you have a query, please email Gill or Sharon or

3. Your refundable deposit will be available for collection from Monday, 5 June from the Economics Executive Office. Please note that if you book but do not attend, you will not be able to claim the deposit back.