For World Theatre Day 2022, we are hosting an Open Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 26 March 2022 for the public to access areas in the building, and to see special content from behind-the-scenes.
Sloane Square tube station is currently closed. We are a short walk from Victoria station.
Royal Court Theatre staff will be on hand around the building to support guests during their visit.
Experiences will include:
Costumes & Props
Costumes and props from past productions will be on display in a backstage dressing room.
Backstage Footage & Production Model Boxes
Footage from backstage operations and set design model boxes will be in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Live Feed from Rehearsals
There will be a live video feed from the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs where rehearsals for upcoming production, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, are underway.
Royal Court Theatre in Lego
A Lego model of the theatre created by previous Head of Lighting, Jack Williams will be available to view.
Stand on the Iconic Royal Court Theatre Main Stage
Visitors can stand on the theatre’s main stage and also view the auditorium from the fly floor, located directly over the stage.
The Royal Court Theatre Playwright’s Podcast will be available to listen to in the front of house areas of the building.
Samuel French Bookshop
Books and plays are available to view and purchase from the Samuel French Bookshop situated on the lower ground floor of the theatre. The Bookshop’s friendly staff will be on hand to help.
Sustainable Spring Menu
The Bar & Kitchen staff will be on hand to discuss the sustainability efforts across the catering company, and glimpse the new Spring menu. Plus, visitors will be offered a complementary non-alcoholic drink and biscuits.
Information on the History of the Building & Organisation
Members of staff will be on hand to help visitors explore the building.
Tickets & Tours
The Box Office team will be on hand to tell visitors about Royal Court productions and backstage tours. They can show the seating plans for the two theatres spaces and help visitors identify what seats might be suitable for them.
Staff will be around the building to discuss the different performances on offer, including captioned, audio-described and relaxed environment. Visitors will be able to view text on the caption boxes from the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Circle level and hear audio description pre-show notes from previous productions, written and recorded by describers on behalf of Vocaleyes.
Royal Court Theatre
Saturday 26 March, 10am – 4pm.
There is no need to book, this is a free event.
For access bookings and requirements, please contact our Box Office.
Tel: 020 7565 5000
The Royal Court Theatre offers step free access via lifts.
A quiet space will be available during the Open Day.
Audio described pre-show notes from previous productions:
Image: Robert Smael
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