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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

02
MAY
Citizen Khan: They all know me!
Warwick Arts Centre

Mr Khan created and performed by Adil Ray is a larger than life character with strong opinions and big dreams facing the challenge of how to make ends meet yet keep his family happy. Things would be much easier if everyone just…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
MAY
Bill Bailey: Limboland
Warwick Arts Centre

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bills new show Limboland.With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place from his countless…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
MAY
Psychic Fayre
The Colebrook

Psychic readings with experienced professional psychic readers offering one to one readings including Clairvoyance Tarot & Mediumship individual reader charges apply.Crystal experts The Crystal Cave will be there as well as offering Reiki Healing £7.5020mins.Pre‐book your reading andor healing session to avoid…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07746 674802
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04
MAY
The All-Star Stand-Up Tour
Warwick Arts Centre

Presenting four heavyweight comics in the biggest comedy tour of the year. Featuring double Sony Award winner and star of Mock The Week Gary Delaney top comedy trickster and star of BBC 1s The Magicians Pete Firman Kiwi compere Jarred Christmas and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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05
MAY
Breathe For Me
Warwick Arts Centre

Breathe for Me considers the nature of the regulated chronically ill body. Martin OBrien re‐embodies and takes pleasure in the excessive performance of an already embodied lived experience. Illness is revealed through the body in extremis. This body which is turning against…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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05
MAY
Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age
Warwick Arts Centre

Are you 16‐years‐old yet feel 21 Are you 40 but tragically faking 25 Or maybe youre full‐on 80 years with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Dont worry: this is normal. No one is ever…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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05
MAY
The Future of UK Manufacturing
Rootes Building

. Join us for the CBIs Future of UK Manufacturing conference on 5 May at the University of Warwick where well be sharing new analysis and outlining the CBIs agenda to ensure businesses have the tools and know‐how to remain fit for…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02073 958295
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06
MAY
Rob Auton: The Water Show
Warwick Arts Centre

The Water Show is a comedytheatretalking show about water by award winning writer and performer Rob Auton.Having explored the colour yellow in 2012s The Yellow Show the sky in 2013s The Sky Show faces in 2014s The Face Show Rob now turns…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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06
MAY
Teddy Thompson
Warwick Arts Centre

Longtime mutual admirers Teddy and Kelly first sang together at LAs Club Largo in 2011. The songs that theyve written since capture complex emotions with simple honesty. You can hear the give and take the dynamics the occasional imperfections the deep human…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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07
MAY
Mark Watson: I'm Not Here
Warwick Arts Centre

Mark Watson multi‐award‐winning star of numerous TV shows including Daves Road to Rio BBCs We Need Answers Live At The Apollo Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You and his own cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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07
MAY
Yolanda Brown & Mica Paris
Warwick Arts Centre

Brown accompanied by soul legend Mica Paris for this performance only will bring a little bit of sunshine to Coventry with infectious Reggae rhythms melded with her supreme talent for Jazz.Regarded as the premier female saxophonist in the UK her debut album…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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08
MAY
Craig Campbell: Don't Look Down
Warwick Arts Centre

With Craig Campbells record Everest base camp show looming beyond his hip‐reshaping operation and a winter of snowboarding comedy shows the challenge of keeping the wounded Mooses chin up ensures Dont Look Down to be his most appropriately titled show yetThis internationally…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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08
MAY
VE Day Celebration Tea Dance
Cookhill Village Hall

We are very excited to welcome the fabulous female three part harmony vocal group The Daisies The all‐singing all‐dancing trio will entertain you with wartime and 1940s hits from yesteryear all with their own unique style and vintage choreography. Pin‐up couture to…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07505 525318
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09
MAY
Elvis Costello: Detour Support from Larkin Poe
Warwick Arts Centre

Elvis Costello takes his acclaimed Detour solo show for another spin and visits Warwick Arts Centre the only date outside of London.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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10
MAY
Laila
Warwick Arts Centre

From the creators of the award‐winning Britains Got Bhangra Peoples Favourite Musical Off West End Awards comes a new contemporary musical retelling the greatest love story from the east.Laila takes shelter from a raging storm in an old bookshop where she…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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13
MAY
Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell
Royal Spa Centre

. Taking place in various theatres across the country from February to May A Night OF Food and Agony and My Dining Hell entertainingly combine Jay Rayners flair for storytelling and acerbic wit with a hitherto hidden talent as a musician.My Dining…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02036 598914
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13
MAY
Hamlet
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Hamlet at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Friday 13 May 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Hamlet tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
MAY
Mum2mum Market
Renewal family centre

We offer Sellers the chance to de clutter and make some money from outgrown baby and childrens items and the chance for Buyers to grab some amazing bargains.To book a table please go to our website page: http:mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html£2 entry per adult Children…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07817 140997
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14
MAY
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 when the Warwickshire art and craft circletake a residency amongst the Electric Railway Museums rich collection…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02476 690669
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15
MAY
National Vintage Communications Fair
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

The NVCF is an antique‐type collectors fair specialising in early technology and featuring thousands of rare and collectable items such as early radios television receivers gramophones telephones classic valve hi‐fi and all manner of electrical and mechanical antiques and collectables.Established in 1992…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01926 614101
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19
MAY
Peeping Tom 32 Rue Vandenbranden
Warwick Arts Centre

Six performers contort bend jerk and levitate in dizzying scenes of hypnotic movement.The action takes place under a wide‐open sky in a mountain landscape with only rickety camper vans for shelter where the inhabitants of a small isolated community are confronted by…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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21
MAY
Trail Attack - 24 Hour
Heart Of England Forest

. Come and join Trail Attack in the Heart of England Forest near Alcester and Redditch for a 24 hour off road trail running event.Open to solo runners pairs or teams of 4‐6 Trail Attack offers a safe and friendly environment to…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07989 560408
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22
MAY
Ry X
Warwick Arts Centre

Singer‐songwriter and musician Ry X returns with a second album this summer following his meteoric arrival on the UK touring circuit with his EP and sensational single Berlin. His raw sound is making waves across Europe and he also featured in the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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22
MAY
The British Tarantula Society Exhibition
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

30000 spiders compete for best in show and are judged for their glossy coats colouring and pose. Visitors will be able buy a variety of arachnids scorpions stick insects beetles and other insects throughout the day meet other enthusiasts and seek…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01926 614101
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25
MAY
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featu
Warwick Arts Centre

Jools is respected not only as a performer but also an authority on all music. His BBC 2 Live music show Later with Jools Holland is now broadcasting its 46th series featuring artists from all time periods countries and genresThe 20‐piece Rhythm…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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26
MAY
Hair Piece
Warwick Arts Centre

When Victoria Melody competed in beauty pageants for her previous show Major Tom a hairdresser advised her that she needed hair extensions. Freaked out by wearing a piece of somebody elses body she set out on an extraordinary quest to find out…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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26
MAY
The Comedy Club Coventry
Coventry Rugby

The Comedy Club Coventry at Coventry Rugby on Thursday 26th May. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV. Host Comedian ‐ Kevin McCarthy The Ad Lib Expert The Stage Club Mirror Comedian of the Year Award Winner Once seen never forgotten Kevin…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 231100
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27
MAY
Going Viral
Warwick Arts Centre

On the ground the weeping spreads. Is it a strange new disease An outbreak of hysteria Or has the world become genuinely sadIn this uncanny high‐definition world we are all more connected more vulnerable and more human but not equally so.Going…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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28
MAY
Aftenoon Tea at Warwick Castl
Warwick Castle

Enjoy a sumptuous three course Afternoon Tea at Warwick Castle.The Castle has hosted the last seven monarchs. Partakers of Afternoon Tea will be in good company joining royalty including King George VI Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1951 and HRH Prince…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01926 406660
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02
JUN
Sara Pascoe: Animal
Warwick Arts Centre

Sara Pascoe is a human animal and so are you. The show is a mixture of completely true stories about Tony Blair Oedipus Rex and the wildlife of Lewisham plus a load of stories that dont sound true at all about Jason…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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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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