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.

A Floating Ghost Walk
Today
Award winning, entertaining DAILY guided walking tour. Evening Ghost walks, Ghost Cruises & Supper Cruises. Groups, schools & bespoke tours by arrangement.
Summer Festival at Ingon Manor
Tomorrow
Sunday 24 May 2015 Summer Festival at Ingon Manor
12 noon to 6 pm
Family summer festival with local bands and musicians playing.
BBQ, bar, coffee shop, bouncy castles, falconry, fames, stalls and crafts from local businesses plus much much more!

Entry £3 adults, £2 seniors, £1 children - under 5's free
Money raised from collections on the day will go towards helping the Warwickshire Air Ambulance fund its amazing work

May Half Term Family Fun at Compton Verney
Today - 29 May 2015
Award-winning family-friendly art gallery housed in a Grade I listed Georgian mansion. Explore art from around the world and relax in 'Capability' Brown parkland.
Togethernest presents Owen Pallet, Nicholas Krgovich & Marker Starling
31 May 2015
Sunday 31 May 2015
The ArtsHouse, Rother Street Stratford upon Avon

Togethernest, a boutique live agency, will be presenting the best in Canadian music over two special shows in Stratford and Coventry with Owen Pallett, Nicholas Krgovich and Marker Starling.
Unreserved seating?Doors 6pm

Tickets:
Adults ? £16
Students ? £10

BOOKINGS £1 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged on all telephone bookings except purchases made in person at the Stratford ArtsHouse Box office.

Note: That certain ticket prices and offers are currently only available via telephone booking 01789 207100, or in person at the Box Office.

Wonder World Fair
22 May - 31 May 2015
Friday 21 - Sunday 31 May 2015
Wilson's Fun Fairs presents
Wonder World Fair
Stratford Recreation Ground
2 pm to 10 p.m. daily
The Knitted Character Folk Festival
6 Jun 2015
The Knitted Character Folk Festival
Saturday 6 June 2015 at The Blue Boar Inn, Temple Grafton
Live Bands, Knitted Folk Heroes, Craft Stalls, Morris Dancing and Folk Sessions. 1pm to closing time.
Tickets £20 from www.knittedcharacterfolkfestival.co.uk
In aid of the ABF and The Shakespeare Hospice
Bring you knitting - You'd be a Knit to miss it
Pedal for Parkinson
7 Jun 2015
7 June 2015 at Stratford Racecourse
Pedal for Parkinson
Join the race to change lives this summer. Get together with family and friends to cycles 19. 40 or 57 miles through the beautiful rolling hills of the Warwickshire Countryside.
Entry fee: Adult £20, children £10 (11 -15 year olds - 19 mile route only)
Fundraising target £100
Contact the Events team on 020 7963 9319 or email pedal@parkinsons.org.uk
www.parkinsons.org.uk/pedalstratford
Exhibition - Canaletto: Celebrating Britain
14 Mar - 7 Jun 2015
This is the first time that these magnificent paintings and drawings by Canaletto have been brought together to provide an overview of Canaletto's work created between 1746 and 1755, whilst he was visiting Britain.
Exhibition - The Non-Conformists: Photographs by Martin Parr
14 Mar - 7 Jun 2015
The Non-Conformists features the first major body of work by celebrated documentary photographer and satirist Martin Parr.
The Shakespeare Hospice Twilight Walk
13 Jun 2015
Saturday 13 June 2015
The Shakespeare Hospice Twilight Walk
Commences at 8 pm from Stratford School, Alcester Road, Stratford upon Avon.
More information visit www.shakespearehospice.org.uk
Kineton Music Festival 2015
20 Jun 2015
Date: 20th June 2015
Times: Midday to midnight
Tickets: £15 or £10 in advance. Under 18 free. Buy on line at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kineton-music-festival-2015-tickets-15976117999
Camping: £10. Friday night from 6.00 pm to midday Sunday. Campers have free access to eve of festival party.
Venue: Kineton Sports and Social Club, Little Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0DT
Parking: Free parking at Venue
Disabled Facilities: Car parking will be provided on a firm, level surface. Accessible toilets will be provided.
Kineton Music Festival 2015
20 Jun 2015
Date: 20th June 2015
Times: Midday to midnight
Tickets: £15 or £10 in advance. Under 18 free. Buy on line at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kineton-music-festival-2015-tickets-15976117999
Camping: £10. Friday night from 6.00 pm to midday Sunday. Campers have free access to eve of festival party.
Venue: Kineton Sports and Social Club, Little Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0DT
Parking: Free parking at Venue
Disabled Facilities: Car parking will be provided on a firm, level surface. Accessible toilets will be provided.
Kineton Music Festival 2015
20 Jun 2015
Date: 20th June 2015
Times: Midday to midnight
Tickets: £15 or £10 in advance. Under 18 free. Buy on line at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kineton-music-festival-2015-tickets-15976117999
Camping: £10. Friday night from 6.00 pm to midday Sunday. Campers have free access to eve of festival party.
Venue: Kineton Sports and Social Club, Little Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0DT
Parking: Free parking at Venue
Disabled Facilities: Car parking will be provided on a firm, level surface. Accessible toilets will be provided.
Kineton Music Festival 2015
20 Jun 2015
Date: 20th June 2015
Times: Midday to midnight
Tickets: £15 or £10 in advance. Under 18 free. Buy on line at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kineton-music-festival-2015-tickets-15976117999
Camping: £10. Friday night from 6.00 pm to midday Sunday. Campers have free access to eve of festival party.
Venue: Kineton Sports and Social Club, Little Kineton, Warwick, CV35 0DT
Parking: Free parking at Venue
Disabled Facilities: Car parking will be provided on a firm, level surface. Accessible toilets will be provided.
Stratford Ghost Cruise
20 Jun 2015
Unique evening entertainment in Stratford upon Avon. River cruise with ghost stories, magic and mind reading.
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.
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington
1 Jul - 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?
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,
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"?
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.
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!