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:  18 - 21 February 2016


by Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
directed by Katie Abbott


Our production is musical, magical, funny, moving and exhausting! 

We have crafted the well-known story of Pinocchio, the wooden puppet who gets into all sorts of scrapes and who longs to become a real boy, into a fantastic night of theatre for all ages, so families and young children are welcome - and it's even half-term!  So put us in your diaries now!

Production by the R.S.S. Senior Youth Theatre.



Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 February 2016
Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.45p.m. - Sunday at 3p.m.

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)

“Pray now, forget and forgive” King Lear, Act iv, Sc.7