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.

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.
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.
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!
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Tomorrow - 2 Nov 2014
Tread the Boards Theatre Company Presents
The Hounds of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
"There's something on the moors and it kills ........."
Thursday 23 October to Saturday 1 November 2014 performance at 7.30 pm and Sunday 2 November performance at 5 pm

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
email: boxoffice@treadtheboardstheatre.co.uk
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.
Tim Collard - Artist in Residence @ The Ceramics Studio
31 Oct - 14 Nov 2014
Tim Collard - Artist in Residence @ The Ceramics Studio
See the results of this multi-media Artist's clay discovery
Private View 31 October 2014 12 pm - 8 pm Exhibition runs to 14 November 2014.
Open Tues to Friday 11am to 5 pm or by appointment.
For more information visit website www.ceramicsstudio.co.uk

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.