What's On

Stratford has a wide range of colourful events and festivals for visitors to enjoy throughout the year. With award winning performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Civic Hall Theatre, Stratford also boasts its own Literary Festival, Music Festival, Food Festival, River Festival and Stratford Town Mop.

One particular highlight in the calendar and unique to Stratford is the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations which have been held annually in the town for nearly two centuries. The tradition brings together the local community, professional and amateur performers and artists and ambassadors from around the world in a vibrant celebration of the life and works of Stratford's favourite son. The town's streets overflow with pageantry, music and drama over the birthday period and visitors can enjoy a packed full programme of special celebratory activities.

Events for 2013

To assist with the planning of your next visit we have a forward events diary covering at least the next 12 months. Events are added to this diary as soon as we become aware of them, therefore the diary is constantly changing. When an event is on for more than one month it will be listed in each month.

No 1 Shakespeare Street Presents The Dunwells UK Alive Tour
Today
No 1 Shakespeare Street presents The Dunwells UK Alive Tour
Thursday 18 September 2014
Doors open 7 pm on stage at 7.30 pm DJ till 2 pm
Advance tickets £10 via www.shakespearestreet.co.uk On the door £12
No 1 Shakespeare Street presents Tony Skeggs
Tomorrow
No 1 Shakespeare Street Presents Tony Skeggs
Friday 19 September 2014
Images Singer, guitarist and raconteur Tony Skeggs who will be entertaining the audience at the Friday Night Live.
Doors Open 7.30 pm. On stage 8.15 pm Followed by DJ till 2 am
Admission is free with the option of booking a table for a two course meal and two cocktails for £19.99 or just come and have a drink at the bar.
Tea with Shakespeare
Tomorrow
High tea and William Shakespeare!
No. 1 Shakespeare Street Presents Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene
20 Sep 2014
No 1 Shakespeare Street Presents Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene
Plus support
Saturday 20 September Doors open 7.30 pm On stage 8.15
Tickets are £14 on line at www.shakespearestreet.co.uk or £18 on the door.
Cheese and Pickle Festival
20 Sep - 21 Sep 2014
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 11 am to 5 pm
Cheese and Pickle Festival

A weekend of good food, crafts, music and merriment.
Join us in the stunning grounds of Coughton Court for a festival celebrating the very best local produce, with food stalls, demonstrations, country crafts and music.
Gaydon Autumn Classic, Gaydon Fringe & Cream Tea Run
21 Sep 2014
The final gathering of the season. Come in a classic car and you can visit the museum at the classic price of just £5 per person.
Stratford Ghost Cruise
27 Sep 2014
Evening Ghost Cruise on the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon. The Man in Black or Vincent will entertain with ghostly stories, magic and mind reading.
Hope 14 - Southam & District
20 Sep - 28 Sep 2014
A week of varied events organised alongside Through Faith Missions (TFM)taking place in churches and other venues in and around Southam. Take a further look for more details.
Southam Women in World War I
21 Jul - 30 Sep 2014
The story of the Grange VAD Hospital told in photographs, letters from the front and memories.
Great Electric Train Show
11 Oct - 12 Oct 2014
A model railway event with superb layouts, trade stands plus several modelling demonstrations.
Large Model Aircraft Show
26 Oct 2014
This annual indoor show has over 100 large scale radio controlled model aircraft on display, plus demonstrations and aircraft simulators.
Family friendly Ghost Tours!
31 Oct 2014
Family friendly interactive tour with G Buster.

Mr Buster will take you on a journey to meet the good ghosts - horray! And some of the bad ghosts - boo!

5:30-6:00pm

Suitable for 6-9 year olds
Shakespeare's Treasures
1 Apr - 31 Oct 2014
We're celebrating 50 years since the Shakespeare Centre first opened to the public. Join us as we step back in time to the 1960s with a special display of treasures from the opening ceremony as well as the celebrations of Shakespeare's last big birthday in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Family friendly Ghost Tours!
1 Nov 2014
Family friendly interactive tour with G Buster.

Mr Buster will take you on a journey to meet the good ghosts - horray! And some of the bad ghosts - boo!

5:30-6:00pm

Suitable for 6-9 year olds
Halloween Ghost Walk Fri 31 October and Sat 1 November 2014
31 Oct - 1 Nov 2014
Entertaining Ghost Walk in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon, including a private guided tour of Hall's Croft and glass of mulled wine.
What on Earth? Wallbook
12 Mar - 2 Nov 2014
Visit our giant Wallbook and see 37 of Shakespeare's plays unfold before your eyes on a timeline that stretches over 9 metres!
500 Years
17 Mar - 2 Nov 2014
Celebrating 500 years of Mary Arden's House with our own modern day Bayeaux Tapestry. Five panels depict each century of the farm's history in different media such as textiles, painting and photography.
Halloween Events - Stratford upon Avon
25 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
Halloween events at the award-winning Tudor World!
Halloween Events - Stratford upon Avon
25 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
Halloween at the haunted Tudor World museum!
HALF-TERM FAMILY ACTIVITIES
27 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
Join the heritage motor centre this October half-term to celebrate family arts week and the big draw. Our resident artist Ian Cook of PopBangColour will be here Monday ? Thursday. Come and get involved and create some unique artwork using all of Ian's techniques for painting a car, from spoons & tyres to remote controlled toy cars, get stuck in and be creative.
Toy and Collectors Fair
23 Nov 2014
Featuring over 150 exhibitors from all over the UK.
Thursday evening Ghost Walk in Stratford upon Avon
11 Jan - 18 Dec 2014
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and Pride of Stratford Awards Finalist.
CHRISTMAS GHOST TOUR
24 Dec 2014
Widely known as England's Most Haunted building, visitors from all over the world have thrilled to the spooky tour through the labyrinth of corridors within this historic building.
Christmas Day guided walk in Stratford upon Avon
25 Dec 2014
Christmas Day festive guided walk in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.
Friday Ghost Walk in Stratford
11 Jan - 26 Dec 2014
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and Pride of Stratford Awards Finalist.
Saturday 7.30pm Ghostly Walk in haunted Stratford
5 Jan - 27 Dec 2014
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and Pride of Stratford Awards Finalist.
Monday evening Ghost Walk
7 Jan - 29 Dec 2014
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and Pride of Stratford Awards Finalist.
21 British Design Icons Exhibition Opens
2 May - 31 Dec 2014
To celebrate 21 years at Gaydon our exhibition takes a look at 21 British Motoring icons, not just cars but the inventions, the innovations and the people that form part of the fabric of today's motoring industry. 7 motoring icons, 7 motoring inventions, 7 motoring innovators
Tudor World Museum
8 Jan - 8 Jan 2015
CHILTERN RAILWAY VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR
GODIVA BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION IN WARWICKSHIRE & COVENTRY
One of Stratford's most unusual and beautiful attractions set in an amazing 16th C. building, which houses the museum and gift shop. Activities include history tours, Elizabethan theatre, ghost tours and ghost hunting at the weekend.
Pirates & Princesses Children's Parties
8 Feb - 8 Feb 2015
Avast there me hearties! Bring your young'uns to this here Tudor museum for an adventure! Be they pirates or princesses, they be bound to have a great time.
Exhibition - Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Dogs of War
12 Jul - 1 Jul 2015
The First World War, Shakespeare and Stratford
Commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I in our exclusive exhibition. Follow the story of Stratford-upon-Avon and its people during the war through our local archive material, as well as Shakespeare's words on war, loss and patriotism.
Ghost Tours by lantern light
2 Aug - 2 Aug 2015
Are you brave enough to take a ghost tours in "England's Most Haunted building"?
Town Walk on Monday
3 Sep - 3 Sep 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Ghost tours by lantern light!
3 Dec - 3 Dec 2015
Every evening, the popular nightly ghost tours take place with costumed tour guides taking visitors through the shadowy hallways by lantern light only. Widely known as England's Most Haunted building, visitors from all over the world have thrilled to the spooky tour through the labyrinth of corridors within this historic building.
Town Walk on Thursday at 11am
10 Jan - 18 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Town Walk on Friday
7 Sep - 31 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Saturday Town Walk
15 Sep - 31 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Town Walk on Tuesday
4 Sep - 31 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Town Walk on Wednesday
4 Sep - 31 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Town Walk on Sunday
2 Sep - 31 Dec 2015
Best Visitor Attraction Godiva Award winner. Guided sightseeing walks 365 days. Ghost walks and ghost cruises. Groups by arrangement.
Town Walk on Saturday
2 Jul - 31 Dec 2015
Award winning, entertaining DAILY guided walking tour. Evening Ghost walks, Ghost Cruises & Supper Cruises. Groups, schools & bespoke tours by arrangement.
Famous Beyond Words Exhibition
12 Mar - 31 Dec 2016
450 years since his birth, a major new exhibition tells the extraordinary story of the boy from Stratford who became a household name all over the world. Don't miss: our audio visual exhibit, intriguing memorabilia, and a copy of the First Folio.