Richmond Shakespeare Society at The Mary Wallace Theatre

Welcome to the Richmond Shakespeare Society

We are a highly-respected amateur dramatic society founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare's plays annually in the open air.

Today we have grown to a programme of eight productions a year by vastly differing playwrights from ancient Greece to the modern day. In addition, we have two shows by our Youth Theatre groups.

We have our own theatre, the Mary Wallace Theatre by the riverside in Twickenham. Our Summer Show is an Open Air production, in the gardens of neighbouring York House.

Please note that the Mary Wallace is a Club Theatre and that only members of the RSS may buy tickets. However, becoming a member is easy and costs only £10; members may buy tickets for friends and family. The Summer Show is open to non-members.

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Next production:  5 - 12 November 2016

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
directed by John Gilbert

The Merchant of Venice

Antonio, a merchant of Venice borrows from Shylock, a money lender, in order to fund his closest friend Bassanio’s courtship of Portia…

A universal tale where friendship and love face fortune, enmity and greed. This is without doubt the most thought provoking and human of Shakespeare’s comedies. 


Part of this year’s Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival 4-27 November 2016. Full programme of events available on

Saturday 5 to Saturday 12 November 2016
7.45p.m. except for Sunday, 6th November at 3p.m.
Also 3p.m. matinee on Saturday, 12th November. • No performance on Wednesday, 9th November

Telephone bookings open: Call the box office, between 10 am and 7 pm only please, on 020 8744 0547

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

“How poor are they that have not patience” Othello, Act ii, Sc.3