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SEX, DRAG AND ROCK ’N’ ROLL.
It’s the most fun you can have in fishnets! A cult classic for more than forty years, this brilliant pastiche of B-movie horror and sci-fi tropes, with its irresistible rock-and-roll score, invites us to shed our inhibitions and explore our wildest dreams and desires.
Come ready for a great time – dress up if you dare! Rubber gloves, glow sticks and show-themed
paraphernalia welcome. But thanks for leaving your water guns, rice, toast and other projectiles at home.
This production contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for young children.
Book, music and lyrics by Richard O'BrienDirector and Choreographer Donna FeoreBy arrangement with Rocky Horror Company Limited
Support for the 2018 season of the Avon Theatre is generously provided by the Birmingham family.
2018 publicity photography by Clay Stang – The Garden
If you've never seen The Rocky Horror Show before, you're what the already initiated call a "virgin." No shame in that - but now that you're about to take the plunge, here are a few pointers to help you make the most of it.
First, don't get strung out by the way some of your fellow audience members might look. Dressing up - to resemble characters in the show or just to look fantastic on your own terms - is a big part of the Rocky Horror experience. It's not obligatory, of course, but it does add to the fun. Corsets, garter belts, fishnets, heels as high as you dare - all these and more are eminently suitable. (And the same goes if you're female.)
You can dance if you want to - particularly during the Time Warp, the lyrics of which tell you the moves. Of course, the average theatre seat doesn't allow a whole lot of room for a jump to the left or a step to the ri-i-i-i-i-ight, so do please be careful of your neighbours' feet. But with your hands on your hips and your knees in tight, you should be able to manage a decent pelvic thrust. And if you have an aisle seat, you're really in luck.
Don't be shocked if people around you start heckling the performers. Like British pantomime ("Behind you!" "Oh, no it isn't!"), The Rocky Horror Show has a tradition of audience partici... ("Say it!!") …pation. A whole subscript of talk-back lines has evolved: gags that audiences can crack ("With a whip!") at specific points in the dialogue. If you know the drill, or if inspiration strikes, feel free to join in. (Just remember, it's all in the timing.)
One thing that's an absolute no-no is throwing anything at the stage. And that means anything: rice, toast, playing cards, anything. Ditto for squirting water. This is live theatre, remember, and those are real people up there. So if anything gets projected through the air toward the stage, the show will be stopped and the perpetrator will be seized by ushers, summarily dismembered and stored in the refrigerator with the remains of Eddie.
Otherwise, please let yourself go like you've never done in a theatre before. Above all else, this show is meant to be fun - so shed those lingering inhibitions and enjoy!
The Rocky Package Includes:
Ticket for Premium zone seat
$100 in Stratford money that can be used at local merchants
VIP Partici…pation kit that includes:
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The Rocky Horror encourages plenty of audience partici.......pation so to help you engage and have fun with our show, we are offering special Audience Partici.......Pation kits! Filled with astounding props these kits are guaranteed to make your experience wild!
Buy your Kit here!
So…now that you're no longer a Rocky Horror Show virgin but a full-fledged veteran, we invite you to come up to the bar and see what's on the…drinks list.
We're keeping both our theatre bars open for you after the show - and besides wine and beer, we're serving our own special Rocky cocktail: "Velvet Darkness."
The fun doesn't have to end with the final curtain. Join us at the bar, and let the party and the sounds rock on!
Funding Generously Provided by the Government of Ontario
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