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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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Everything you need to know if you're visiting Stratford Upon Avon as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Stratford Upon Avon

24
APR
Tiff Stevenson 'Bombshell'
Warwick Arts Centre

Tiff Stevenson brings her critically acclaimed 8th solo show Bombshell on tour across the UK in 2018. Bombshell premiered at the Edinburgh Festivals Gilded Balloon last August and is her most political show yet. The tour starts on 1st March at the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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25
APR
FREE taster session at Redditch Rock Choir
Studley Sports Centre

Do you love to sing yet have never had the confidence or chance to take it any further Now you can Join Redditch Rock Choir and sing contemporary pop and chart songs with like‐minded people in a fun and relaxed way. No…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01252 714276
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08
MAY
PALMYRA
Warwick Arts Centre

PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric inviting people to step back from the news and look at what lies beneath and beyond civilisation.Following an extended unanimously‐acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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13
MAY
National Communications Fair presented by BVWS
Warwickshire Event 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…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 613887
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20
MAY
33rd British Tarantula Society Annual Exhibition
Warwickshire Event Centre

For 33 years the BTS has been at the forefront of the tarantula keeping hobby. Our show attracts over 2000 visitors and brings together over 80 exhibitors form the four corners of the planet. We hold our annual exhibition at the WEC…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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02
JUN
Warwick Thai Festival
Warwick Thai Festival

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Warwick Racecourse Warwick is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of Thai…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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02
JUN
International N Gauge Show
Warwickshire Event Centre

THE INTERNATIONAL N GAUGE SHOWSATURDAY 8th & SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2018WARWICKSHIRE EVENT CENTREOrganisers expect over 40 specialist suppliers to be present showcasing all the latest models and products making it THE place to visit and stock up on all the models and…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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02
JUN
Classic Car Auction CCA – Saturday 2nd June
Warwickshire Event Centre

CCA has been created by the highly respected team from Silverstone Auctions. CCA will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to buy an impressive selection of iconic classic cars.At CCA the aim is to make buying and selling a classic car as easy and…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01926 614101
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04
JUL
Born To Win
Palace Theatre Redditch

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0152 765203
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07
JUL
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Evesham Arts Centre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01386 446944
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03
AUG
Dragon Slayer at Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

‐ Explosive new evening show‐ Fearless fire joust thrilling stunts and epic battles.‐ A twilight horse‐led procession to the courtyard.‐ Spectacular projection light show finale with real flames mythical monsters and dazzling pyrotechnics.All set to the forgotten legend of Guy of Warwick…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01926 406660
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18
OCT
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2018
Warwickshire Event Centre

Meridienne Exhibitions will be presenting the 2018 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition from the 18th to 21st October at the Warwickshire Event Centre. With many of the leading suppliers to the Model Engineering world present this is the event you must attend.The…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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20
OCT
The West Midlands Wedding Fair
NAEC Stoneleigh Park

The Ultimate day out for wedding inspiration is back for 2018 The West Midlands Wedding Fairis back this autumn at NAEC Stoneleigh Park from 20th & 21st October 2018. The West Midlands Fair is ideally located for brides and grooms‐to‐be from Warwick…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728598
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28
OCT
Restoration Show 2018
Stoneleigh Park

Get your motor running with the help of The Restoration Show and Great British Autojumble held at Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire on Sunday 28th October. It doesnt matter if youre about to start a restoration looking for your next vehicle to restore or…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01775 768661
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15
NOV
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
The Core Theatre,Solihull

. SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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Tourist Attractions


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…

Shakespeares 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…

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…

The Stour Gallery

The Stour Gallery is a cool, crisply white‐painted series of spaces for showing contemporary art in the Warwickshire market town of Shipston‐on‐Stour, situated on the Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire borders.The gallery is in its 9th year, successfully showing the work of artists, potters and sculptors with established reputations alongside emerging…

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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