The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the world’s best known theatre companies. They seek to connect people with Shakespeare and produce bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists. They are an ensemble company so everyone, from directors, writers and actors to production, technical and administrative staff, has a part to play in creating distinctive theatre. They believe in taking risks and pushing creative boundaries – finding new ways of doing things and learning through action. Their home is in Stratford-upon-Avon and in 2010 they reopened the Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres after a £112.8m transformation to bring actors and audiences closer together.

PPP worked with the RSC in Points of Contact 2010 and in association with the RSC for Forum Shakespeare 2013.