Support the collections


Help care for one of the world’s largest collections of Shakespeare related items.


Together we can care for our unique and precious Shakespeare collections

Our team of specialists work tirelessly  to keep everything in order, easily accessible and in the best condition possible so that the many precious and fragile items can be shown to the public and used by researchers. This specialist work includes:

  • Cataloguing thousands of various documents, works of art, books, theatre programmes, reviews, posters, costume designs
  • Paper, painting, furniture and textile conservation
  • Purchase of book boxes to hold and preserve rare and priceless books
  • Digitising RSC photos and videos.

You can make a donation to the collections using the link below.