Royal Shakespeare Company receives grant for Swan Wing

RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon Work should be completed by 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company has been awarded £2.8m to restore the oldest part of its theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

The grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will be used for work on the Grade II-listed Swan Wing.

The company also plans to create a new exhibition and open up its archives, charting the history of Shakespeare in performance and theatre-making in Stratford.

Work should be completed by 2016.

A spokesman said the RSC was delighted with the grant and added: "The exhibition will be suitable for all ages and include activities for children and families as well as providing resources for students and schools.

"It will be a fun and exciting way to find out how theatre has been made in Shakespeare's home town over the centuries."

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