The Royal Shakespeare Company has thousands of production photos, rehearsal and theatre-related images that we can license for use in your educational, publishing, creative or commercial projects.
From famous actors in their first roles to iconic theatre productions; backstage images to Broadway transfers; young Romeos to aging kings; our collection of past and present production photos is one of the most extensive single theatre archives in the world.
Our image archive has many photographs of other playwright’s work (contemporaries of Shakespeare and modern writers); behind-the-scenes photography of our specialist costume-makers and set builders at work; artworks from our Theatre Collection and images of Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon.
You can also license production footage from our acclaimed ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ films. Since 2013 we have been filming our onstage Shakespeare productions for worldwide cinema broadcast. Clips of these high-definition films are now available to license for editorial and commercial projects, without the need for additional clearances.
Whatever your project, contact us for our in-depth knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays, actors, theatre and production history, as well as copyright clearances.