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.

Exhibition - Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Dogs of War
12 Jul - Tomorrow
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.
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington
Tomorrow - 4 Jul 2015
Wednesday 1 until Saturday 4 July 2015
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon
7.30 pm

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington.
Fancy an evening of gripping true-life drama, with murder at its very heart?
Stratford Cream Tea Walk
8 Jul 2015
A gentle stroll around Stratford upon Avon with one of the award-wining Stratford Town Walk guides, followed by a delicious cream tea.
Madcap Theatre Productions presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
10 Jul - 11 Jul 2015
Mencap Theatre Productions presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday 10th and Saturday 11 July 2015 at Mary Arden's Farm Wilmcote.
Join us for an open-air performance of one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
An evening of music, dance and physical theatre brings Shakespeare's words to life in a magical setting. Bring a picnic or treat yourself at Mary Arden's Cafe!
Doors open at 6.15pm, Show begins at 7pm.
Adults £12.50 Concessions £10.
Bring seating and a picnic or enjoy refreshments from the on-site Cafe.

A Floating Ghost Walk
18 Jul 2015
Evening entertainment in Stratford upon Avon.
A relaxing river cruise on the Avon, followed by a Ghost Walk around the 'haunted' streets.
Stratford Home and Garden Show
17 Jul - 19 Jul 2015
Blooming Marvellous Events are delighted to bring you the second Stratford-upon-Avon Home & Garden Show.
Stratford Home and Garden Show
17 Jul - 19 Jul 2015
Blooming Marvellous Events are delighted to bring youthe second Stratford-upon-Avon Home & Garden Show,
Stratford Cream Tea Walk
22 Jul 2015
Stratford walking tour with one of the award-winning Stratford Town Walk guides, followed by a delicious cream tea at Hathaway Tearooms.
2015 Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions Raft Race
26 Jul 2015
Sunday 26 July 2015
2015 Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions Raft Race

Race starts at Wasperton around 9 am, the rafts will follow the river through Hampton Lucy where there is the first weir and on through Charlecote Park. A second weir in Alveston completes the obstacles and there is a good paddle home following the Tiddington Road arriving at the finish from noon. The finish is opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon.
For more information www.raftrace.org.uk
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"?
Stratford Cream Tea Walk
5 Aug 2015
A gentle stroll around Stratford upon Avon with one of the award-winning guides from Stratford Town Walk, followed by a delicious cream tea at Hathaway Tearooms.
Stratford Cream Tea Walk
19 Aug 2015
A gentle stroll around Stratford upon Avon with one of the award-winning guides from Stratford Town Walk, followed by a delicious cream tea at Hathaway Tearooms.
Second Thoughts presents ' Sparrows in a Hat'
20 Aug - 22 Aug 2015
Second Thoughts presents 'Sparrows in a Hat'
Thursday 20 August to Saturday 22 August 2015
at The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6LU
Performance at 7.30
Tickets (£10, £8 concessions) which can be obtained at the RSC's Box Office or by phoning the Bear Pit ticket hotline on 01789 403416
Tickets can be obtained online at www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-Avon/
CONTAINS SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE, SCENES OF VIOLENCE, AND LANGUAGE THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. NOT SUITABEL FOR PEOPLE AGED UNDER 16 YEARS

A Floating Ghost Walk
29 Aug 2015
Evening entertainment in Stratford upon Avon. A relaxing river cruise on the Avon, followed by an entertaining Ghost Walk around the 'haunted' town.
St George's Church Brailes - Flower Festival 2015
28 Aug - 31 Aug 2015
St Georges Church Brailes Flower Festival 2015
Friday 28th to Monday 31 August 2015
Four day flower festival with concerts to bring show stopping songs from the shows to a medieval setting. These events are to raise money for vital repairs to the roof.

For more information contact either Paul Machell on 01608 686909 or Sue Haycock on 01608 685593
A Summer of Arts & Crafts
27 Jun - 13 Sep 2015
This summer at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Arts & Crafts fans have a fantastic opportunity to witness the movements' impact on the design of the home both inside and out.
The Shakespeare Hospice Dragon Boat Racing
20 Sep 2015
Sunday 20 September 2015
The Shakespeare Hospice Dragon Boat Racing
First Race starts at 10 am
If you would like to join in go to web site www.theshakespearehospice.org.uk/Event/76/DragonBoatRacing for more information.

A Floating Ghost Walk
26 Sep 2015
Evening entertainment in Stratford upon Avon. A relaxing river cruise on the Avon, followed by a Ghost Walk around the 'haunted' streets.
Stratford Ghost Cruise
3 Oct 2015
Unique evening entertainment in Stratford upon Avon. River cruise with ghost stories, magic and mind reading.
Halloween Ghost Walk Fri 30 October and Sat 31 October 2015
30 Oct - 31 Oct 2015
Entertaining Halloween Ghost Walk in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon, including a private guided tour of Hall's Croft and glass of mulled wine.
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.
Churchill 2015
14 Feb - 20 Dec 2015
The year 2015 marks many important anniversaries in relation to Sir Winston Churchill. Join us at Blenheim Palace as we celebrate the life of our 'Greatest Briton' with a number of commemorative activities and events.
Churchill 2015
14 Feb - 20 Dec 2015
The year 2015 marks many important anniversaries in relation to Sir Winston Churchill. Join us at Blenheim Palace as we celebrate the life of our 'Greatest Briton' with a number of commemorative activities and events.
Christmas Day guided walk in Stratford upon Avon
25 Dec 2015
Christmas Day festive guided walk in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.
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.
Town Walk on Sunday at 11am and 2pm
2 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every day, even Christmas Day! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Monday
3 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Award-winning guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, every day, even Christmas Day. Bespoke walks/coach tours for groups by arrangements. WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Tuesday
4 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, every day even Christmas Day! Bespoke walks/coach tours for groups by arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Wednesday
4 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every day, even Christmas Day! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Thursday at 11am
10 Jan - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every day, even Christmas Day! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Friday
7 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every day, even Christmas Day! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Saturday Town Walk at 11am and 2pm
15 Sep - 3 Sep 2016
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every day, even Christmas Day! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Walking tour with william Shakespeare
28 Mar - 21 Dec 2016
William Shakespeare himself will take you on a tour of his home town of Stratford upon Avon!
Walking tour with william Shakespeare
28 Mar - 21 Dec 2016
William Shakespeare in person will give a tour of his home town of Stratford upon Avon!
Monday evening Ghost Walk
19 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Award winning, highly acclaimed evening Ghost walk every Monday in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon. A 'must do'
Winner - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Thursday evening Ghost Walk
15 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Award winning, highly acclaimed evening Ghost walk every Thursday in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon. A 'must do'
Winner - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Friday evening Ghost Walk in 'haunted' Stratford
16 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Award winning, highly acclaimed evening Ghost walk every Friday in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon. A 'must do'
Winner - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Saturday Ghost Walk in Stratford
17 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
Award winning, highly acclaimed evening Ghost walk every Saturday in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon. A 'must do'
Pride of Stratford Award - Tourism Initiative of the Year.
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.
Ghost tour in historic building
28 Mar - 28 Mar 2017
Stratford upon Avon ghost tour within one of the town's most historic buildings!