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.

29th annual GTI International
9 Jul - 10 Jul 2016
GTI INTERNATIONAL is a truly spectacular event for owners of all the high-performance Volkswagen Group models, including VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche. Originally founded in 1988, when the Mk 2 Golf GTI 16V was the hottest item in the VW line-up, GTI International has since grown to become the UK's biggest show for all the modern water-cooled VW Group models, attracting visitors from all over Europe.The central theme for this years show is the 40th anniversary for the Golf GTi
Free Witches Halloween Hat!
22 Oct - 31 Oct 2016
Halloween events at Tudor World Museum in Stratford also include a Halloween Quiz for the younger members of the family during the day. Each child will receive a fantastic Witch's hat as a prize (subject to availability). Normal entry fee applies. Ring 01789 298070 for further details.
Brick Week
18 Feb - 26 Feb 2017
A week full of LEGO® brick challenges
Ghost tour in historic building
28 Mar - 28 Mar 2017
Stratford upon Avon ghost tour within one of the town's most historic buildings!
Ghost Tour, Stratford upon Avon
30 Jul - 30 Jul 2017
Spine tingling ghost tour of the historic and eerie Tudor World building in Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon - in the dead centre of Town!
Tudor World Ghost Tour in Stratford upon Avon
31 Jul - 31 Jul 2017
Spine-tingling tours of Tudor World Museum, an historic and eerie building in the dead centre of Stratford upon Avon.
Shakespeare Walking Tour of Stratford
6 Aug - 6 Aug 2017
William Shakespeare in person will guide you through his home town of Stratford upon Avon.
Town Walk on Sunday at 11am and 2pm
10 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every Sunday! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Monday
5 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Award-winning guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, every Monday at 11am. Bespoke walks/coach tours for groups by arrangements. WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Tuesday
5 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, every Tuesday! Bespoke walks/coach tours for groups by arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Wednesday
6 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every Wednesday! 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
7 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every Thursday! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Friday
8 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Entertaining guided walking tour in Shakespeare's Stratford every Friday! Private walking & coach tours for groups by prior arrangement.
WINNER - Pride of Stratford Award for Tourism Initiative of the Year.
Town Walk on Saturday
9 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Award winning, entertaining DAILY guided walking tour every Saturday at 11am and 2pm. Evening Ghost walks. Groups, schools & bespoke tours by arrangement.
Saturday Ghost Walk in Stratford
9 Apr - 31 Dec 2017
Highly acclaimed, award-winning Ghost walk every Saturday in 'haunted' Stratford upon Avon. Good old-fashioned story telling with entertainment. 'A must do'