It took over the hundred years to establish a national theatrecompany. It’s first director in 1962 was Lawrence Olivier. This is thefirst state theatre Britain has ever had. A special building for it wasopened in 1976.
It has three theatres in one: “The Oliver theatre”, thebiggest is for the main classical repertoire; “The Lyttilton”, a bitsmaller is for new writing and for visiting foreigh countries and “TheCottesloe theatre”, the smallest is used for experimental writing andproductions. “The Royal Shakespeare company” are devided between thecountry and the capital and it’s produces plays mainly by Shakespeareand his contempraries when it performs is “Stratford – on-Avon”, andmodern plays in it’s two auditoria in the Cities, Barbican centre.