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.

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
Today
Thursday 27 November 2014

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon 10 am to 8 pm
Stratford Christmas Lights will be switched on at 4.30pm
Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
4 Dec 2014
Thursday 4 December 2014

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon 10 am to 8 pm
The Mayor's Charity Christmas Concert
4 Dec 2014
Featuring the Stratford Rock Choir and supported by the Tremolo Quartet.
In aid of the Stratford Citizen's Advice Bureau.
Tickets: £10 including glass of wine and mince pie.
Tickets available from Special Days Card Shop (55 Ely Street) or Stratford CAB (25 Meer Street).

Shipston Rotary Victorian Evening
5 Dec 2014
Shipston Rotary Victorian Evening
Friday 5 December 2014 6 - 8 pm

There will be the usual market stalls and many others. Street entertainment including The Shout Choir, Stilt Walkers, Shipston Town Band, Carousel, Ukulele Band, Face Painter and don't forget children Father Christmas will be in his grotto!
Shops and Businesses in the Town will be participating in the 'Christmas Best Dressed Window' competition and much more!

Shipston Rotary Victorian Evening
5 Dec 2014
Shipston Rotary Victorian Evening
Friday 5 December 2014 6 - 8 pm
The Rotary Victorian Evening has become an integral part of the Shipston-on-Stour calendar. Fun for all the family, good for local shops and businesses and an important part of the fund raising plans of many local charities and good causes.
Christmas Shows
6 Dec - 7 Dec 2014
Family friendly one-man Christmas Shows relating some of the legends and traditions of Christmas (included in entry price) on selected dates:

Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December
Saturday 13th December and Sunday 14th December
Saturday 20th December and Sunday 21st December
Show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Christmas Shows at Tudor World
6 Dec - 7 Dec 2014
Family friendly one-man Christmas Shows relating some of the legends and traditions of Christmas (included in entry price) at Tudor World in Stratford upon Avon on selected dates:

Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December
Saturday 13th December and Sunday 14th December
Saturday 20th December and Sunday 21st December
Show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
11 Dec 2014
Thursday 11 December 2014

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon 10 am to 8 pm
Christmas Shows at Tudor World
13 Dec - 14 Dec 2014
Family friendly one-man Christmas Shows relating some of the legends and traditions of Christmas (included in entry price) at Tudor World in Stratford upon Avon on selected dates:

Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December
Saturday 13th December and Sunday 14th December
Saturday 20th December and Sunday 21st December
Show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

www.tudorworld.co.uk
Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
18 Dec 2014
Thursday 18 December 2014

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Market
Bridge Street, Stratford upon Avon 10 am to 8 pm
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 Shows at Tudor World
20 Dec - 21 Dec 2014
Family friendly one-man Christmas Shows relating some of the legends and traditions of Christmas (included in entry price) at Tudor World in Stratford upon Avon on selected dates:

Saturday 6th December and Sunday 7th December
Saturday 13th December and Sunday 14th December
Saturday 20th December and Sunday 21st December
Show times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

www.tudorworld.co.uk
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.
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.
2015 Stratford Festival of Motoring
3 May - 4 May 2015
Sunday 3 and Monday 4 May 2015
2015 Stratford Festival of Motoring

Its back for another exciting couple of days of motoring fever!
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.