As You Like It

Royal Shakespeare Company

people dance in magical outfits with a giant green forest puppet behind them

All the world really is a stage in this joyous and imaginative version of Shakespeare’s madcap romantic comedy directed by Kimberley Sykes.

Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. What ensues is a riotous adventure where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

Blending physical comedy, music, storytelling and puppetry, this playful As You Like It brings the audience right to the heart of the action and is a celebration of theatre itself.

Tagged with: Theatre & dance RSC 2019

Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes/including an interval

Thu 5 Dec, 1.15pm
Chilled performance
A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged.

This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome, (not walking or requiring their own seat).

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Please also get in touch with us if you would like to discuss further before making a booking.  Contact the Theatre team – [email protected] or 020 7638 4141 extn 7434

Sat 28 Dec, 1.15pm
Audio-described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (11.15am)

Tue 7 Jan, 7.15pm
BSL-integrated performance

Tue 7 Jan
BSL-interpreted post-show talk. Free to same-day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican. The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation.

Includes a limited number of premium seats at £75*

£39.50 for Monday to Friday performances for groups of 10+. 

Up to 4 under 18s tickets at half price with every full price ticket. Valid for Monday to Thursday performances. Up to a maximum of 8 per booking – not available on Premium Seats. 

Schools, Colleges and Universities
£18 tickets for UK schools (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. £25 tickets (£18 for RSC Education Members) for UK colleges or universities. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students. £25 tickets for International schools, colleges and universities.

Over 60s
20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction.

16–25 Year olds
20 tickets at £5 available for every performance for individuals aged between 16 and 25. Available over the phone or in person. Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required. 

Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

Find more information about our Access Membership scheme

Exclusions apply. Discounts are not available on lowest price tickets and are subject to availability. Discounts do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

A limited number of £10 day seats are available in person at the Barbican Box Office from 10:30am on the day of the performance.

All discounts are subject to availability, at the discretion of the RSC/Barbican Box Office and can be withdrawn at any time. Discounted tickets cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

*Excludes £3 booking fee


‘Inventive, playful, captivating… a bonkers trip to the Forest of Arden‘
Daily Telegraph

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Hear from the Cast

Lucy Phelps talking to the camera about the As You Like It production

Watch: As You Like It cast

Lucy Phelps and David Ajao, who play Rosalind and Orlando in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production As You Like It, talk about how the audience is at the heart of the play. 

Barbican Theatre