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Welcome to Stratford Upon Avon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Stratford Upon Avon - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Stratford Upon Avon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Stratford Upon Avon

29
SEP
Folk in the Foyer: Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater
Evesham Arts Centre

Singer‐songwriter Ange Hardy & multi‐instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater launch their new album Findings with a tour starting in Evesham. Ange Hardy writes original contemporary folk songs that you might mistake for traditional. Her musical career began busking in Dublin & Galway and has…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01386 446944
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29
SEP
The Comedy Club Coventry
Coventry Rugby

Host Comedian ‐ Roger MonkhouseHis laconic delivery shields an engaging persona and an enquiring mind ‐ The GuardianRoger Monkhouse is one of the most original and distinctive acts on the comedy scene. A consummate stand‐up who employs a deadly combination of charm…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: :024762 311001
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30
SEP
Flowers Band
Evesham Arts Centre

A brass band from Gloucestershire now in its 48th year of outstanding musical excellence the Flowers Band are ranked as the No 1 band in the West of England and 5th in the World ‐ with competition successes too numerous to list.…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01386 446944
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02
OCT
British Dog Grooming Championship
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

The 2016 British Dog Grooming Championship will be held at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre organised by the British Dog Grooming Association the leading UK trade association for dog groomers.Following last years success the 2016 event is looking to be bigger than ever with…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01926 613887
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04
OCT
Scattered
Warwick Arts Centre

Scattered combines Motionhouses trademark style with entrancing digital imagery in an extraordinary interaction between film and live performance.Seven dancers explore the majesty and savagery of water tumbling down a waterfall and sliding on an avalanche in the frozen landscape of the arctic.Capturing…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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06
OCT
Adam Hess and Rhys James
Warwick Arts Centre

One evening two great stand ups. Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Adam and Rhys are on tour with their brand new shows and you get to see both of them for one night only at the Warwick Arts Centre.Adam Hess: Feathers After…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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06
OCT
The Complete Deaths
Warwick Arts Centre

All of the onstage deaths in Shakespeare performed by four of the greatest clowns working in Britain Time OutThere are 75 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare: from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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07
OCT
Kate Rusby
Warwick Arts Centre

Also known as The Barnsley Nightingale Kate Rusby is an English songwriter and folk singer who has cut a niche for herself as the acclaimed queen of English folk songs. Born on the forth of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Whose Sari Now?
Warwick Arts Centre

Six yards of cloth wound round tightOr draped seductivelyOr practically for breastfeedingOr pulled between thighs to walk like a manOr wildly thrown together with Doc Martin bootsA modest proposal or a political act or a defiant oneWhose Sari Now is a funny…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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08
OCT
Battle Of Eden
Mallory Court Hotel

This year we are celebrating the best of British and revelling in all that is unique about our chefs produce from our wonderful local suppliers and home grown ingredients from our own kitchen garden corners of this green and pleasant land. Roll…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01926 330214
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08
OCT
Daniel Sloss
Warwick Arts Centre

Scotlands half‐man‐half‐Xbox hormone‐ridden comic prodigy is currently one of the fastest rising stars of UK comedy. Daniel Sloss started doing stand‐up aged 16 and appeared on Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow; 810 Cats; Jason Manford Comedy…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
OCT
The Electric Railway Museum open day
The Electric Railway Museum

The award‐winning Electric Railway Museum.home to the largest private collection of electric trains in Britain and many of them are available for visitors to go inside and sample the travelling experience of days past.opens its doors every 2nd Saturday of the month…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 02476 690669
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08
OCT
Warwickshire Art & Craft Circle - Craft Fair
The Electric Railway Museum

The worlds of Art and Craft are coming together in Coventry this year at the award‐winning Electric Railway Museum.Every 2nd Saturday of the month from April to October when the Warwickshire art and craft circletake a residency amongst the Electric Railway Museums…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02476 690669
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08
OCT
UB40
The Assembly

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
OCT
Lucy Porter- Consequences
Warwick Arts Centre

A hilarious new show of heart‐felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand‐up Lucy Porter. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship generational conflict theological ethics home‐brewing quizzing Britpop of the 1990s falconry and Gary Wilmot. Lucy is…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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09
OCT
Seann Walsh - One For The Road
Warwick Arts Centre

The Lie‐in King returns with a brand‐new show. However dishevelled he may be the Fosters Comedy Award nominee is also one of the best comics in the country. With a keen observational mind Seann can spot the absurdity in everything and convert…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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11
OCT
Things I Know to Be True
Warwick Arts Centre

As funny as it is bold Things I Know To Be True tells the story of family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents love and expectations.The cast includes Matthew Barker The Curious…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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13
OCT
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

2016 marks the 39th year of this highly regarded and successful exhibition. As one of the biggest modelling exhibitions in both size scope and duration this is THE event for any modellers calendar. The show will feature nearly 1000 models demonstrations…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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13
OCT
Nina Conti - In Your Face
Warwick Arts Centre

After her sell out performance at Warwick Arts Centre last year Nina Conti is back. The master ventriloquist will create a new show each night by plucking inspiration from the audience; truly anything can happen in this unmissable hilarious adventure.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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14
OCT
Sam Simmons
Warwick Arts Centre

Years just dont get any bigger than Sam Simmons 2015. He won the two biggest awards in live comedy Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 and the Barry Award 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and sold out at every major comedy festival. He…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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15
OCT
Absolute Bowie
The Copper Rooms Coventry

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02082 391425
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21
OCT
Lynched
Warwick Arts Centre

Lynched are a four‐piece traditional folk group from Dublin Ireland who combine distinctive four‐part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes concertina Russian accordion fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music‐hall ditties and street‐songs classic ballads from the Traveller tradition…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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22
OCT
Frank Sinatra - His Way
Evesham Arts Centre

The songs & remarkable story of Frank Sinatra: From big‐band singer to short‐lived 1940s pop idol then re‐invention & meteoric rise to swing his way through the 1950s ‐ recording the most famous songs & albums building his own record label &…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01386 446944
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22
OCT
Pajama Men - 2 Man, 3 Musketeers
Warwick Arts Centre

The spectacularly surreal Pajama Men have won acclaim across the globe. Peek into the labyrinthine minds of two of comedys greatest talents with an audacious show packed with new dizzyingly hilarious characters. The shape‐shifting double act return with a live comic…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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22
OCT
The Haunted Castle
Warwick Castle

With wondrous witches Horrible Histories and the return of the spectacular Fire Joust Warwick Castle is the place to be spooked this HalloweenFrom Saturday 22nd October to Monday 31st October The Haunted Castle promises fearful levels of fun for all ages during…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01926 406660
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25
OCT
Women's Hour
Warwick Arts Centre

Womens Hour IM FINE Womens Hour. First onWomens Hour: Men then us. Womens Hour. Later onWomens Hour: Ankle Socks Womens Hour.Commissioned by Camden Peoples Theatre and winner of Edinburgh Festivals Three Weeks Editors Choice Award 2015 Womens Hour is a…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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27
OCT
Beth Vyse - As Funny as Cancer
Warwick Arts Centre

Beth Vyse is back with an extraordinary look at her battle with Breast Cancer. Bodacious and ballsy hear the tale of her Stoke‐on‐Trent family; The Waltons on Alcohol her time with Nelson Mandela acting and thieving at the Royal Shakespeare Company…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02476 524524
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27
OCT
Folk in the Foyer: Kim Lowings & The Greenwood
Evesham Arts Centre

Delivering an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs Kim Lowings and The Greenwoods music is rooted in the folk tradition but has its own tales to tell. Kims gorgeous voice is backed by her father Andrew Lowings Tim Rogers and…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01386 446944
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27
OCT
International Dirt Bike Show
Stoneleigh Park

IN THE HALLS All of the industry giants will have a presence showcasing their latest ranges which will include 2017 models for motocross trials and enduro. The major distributors will all be there too offering clothing parts accessories gadgets tyres and lubricants…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01507 529529
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29
OCT
Into the Shadows
Evesham Arts Centre

Recreating the unique sound of The Shadows ‐ and more Into the Shadows play Wonderful Land Guitar Tango Frightened City Dance On FBI Atlantis and Man of Mystery ‐ and of course The Shadows iconic No 1 hit Apache. The great music…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01386 446944
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Tourist Attractions


Shakespeare´s Birthplace

Possibly the most famous and most visited literary landmark in Britain. This is the house where it is thought that Shakespeare was born and spent his formative years. The house is approached via the Visitors' Centre which holds a comprehensive exhibition about Shakespeare's life. The Birthplace is then…

Warwick Castle

Britain's greatest Mediaeval experience at Warwick Castle. castle was created as a fortification in AD 914, to protect the small hilltop settlement from Danish invaders who posed a threat to the Anglo‐Saxon kingdom of Mercia. You are able to explore the Castle with towers, dungeons and state…

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Swan Theatre's ornate Victorian Gothic building is home to displays from the RSC Collection. Items are selected from a wide range of material, collected since the original theatre opened in 1879, which illustrate the history of performance in Stratford's theatres. The RSC Collection is open from…

Anne Hathaways Cottage

Anne Hathaway's Cottage was the home of Shakespeare's wife before they married in 1582. Besides its romantic associations, as the place where the teenage Shakespeare courted his future wife, the Hathaway home has also come to be regarded as the quintessential English country cottage. The thatched farmhouse continued…

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor Garden is a celebrated 20th Century garden in the beautiful North Cotswolds, featuring one of Englands greatest gardens, an arts and crafts masterpiece.One of England's great gardens, Hidcote was designed and created in the Arts & Crafts style by the horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston. It is…

Stratford Butterfly Museum

Whatever the weather stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest: a lush landscape of tropical blossom surrounding splashing waterfalls and fish‐filled pools. Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around you in our tropical…

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