The Royal Court Bookshop, located on the Stalls level, prides itself on offering a diverse selection of contemporary plays and publications on the theory and practice of modern drama. With each new play that comes through the theatre, a brand new playtext is put on sale containing the full script, usually for just £3. Playtexts from past productions are also available.

Recommendations are available for anyone wanting help in selecting new and interesting roles and scenes from our extensive range of modern plays. We also hold selections of classical plays, as well as books on acting and professional development. Please call ahead to check opening hours or if you are coming as a group.


The Bookshop offers a postal service for all books and merchandise. Only UK Postage is available online. We also offer an exclusive subscription service for individuals, schools and businesses whereby playtexts are posted to you directly on the first preview of each new play. We are the only retailer able to sell playtexts at the much reduced price of £3, making an annual subscription just £100, which covers 20 plays and postal charges.

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Contact and Opening Hours 

When shows are taking place:

Monday to Friday: 4 – 8pm
Thursday and Saturday: 2 – 7.30pm

For further information, please contact our Bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at [email protected]

Please call to confirm opening times to avoid disappointment as hours can change when the Royal Court is dark or closed. The bookshop is closed on Bank Holidays