The World Shakespeare Festival reached 1.8 million people as UK and international artists and producers explored Shakespeare as the world's playwright. It resulted in 69 productions, seven exhibitions, six film screenings, nine short plays, 263 amateur shows and 28 digital commissions and films.
In 2013, following this success, BP became the Project Partner for the RSC's £5 ticket scheme for 16-25 year olds. The scheme gives young people access to £5 tickets for all RSC productions whether the Company is performing in Stratford-upon-Avon, London or around the UK on tour.
Such is the appeal of this scheme that around 10,000 tickets are sold through it each year.
With many productions to choose from across the UK, this initiative is a brilliant way for young people to enjoy the work of the RSC. It gives a new generation the chance to be inspired by amazing live performances and kindle a lifelong love of theatre.