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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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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

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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28
MAY
May Half Term at Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle

Enjoy a fun packed full day out at Warwick Castle this Half Term with our new Horrible Histories Maze the return of our Horrible Histories Wicked Warwick Live Stage Show fearsome fireballs soaring Eagles and the agility and power of our resident…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01926 495421
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28
MAY
Hamlet
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Hamlet at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Saturday 28 May 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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03
JUN
Graeme of Thrones
Warwick Arts Centre

In this critically‐acclaimed theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms direct from sold out shows in Londons West End and Australia avid Thrones fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage aided and abetted by his best friend…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
JUN
Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!
Warwick Arts Centre

No matter how eloquently a dog may bark he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest. Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic.Join Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth wit and word‐meister former MP…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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06
JUN
Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis
Warwick Arts Centre

2013 marked the release of a sumptuous series of duets between South African maestro Hugh Masekela and master pianist Larry Willis revisiting a long friendship stretching back to their days together at the Manhattan School of Music in New York in the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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11
JUN
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Will Pound & Eddy Jay
Kenilworth Castle

We are truly delighted to be able to welcome two phenomenally talented duos for our latest installment of the Concerts in the Castle series in June 2016.In 2013 Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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11
JUN
Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige
Warwick Arts Centre

Returning after a critically acclaimed total sell‐out sell‐out spring 2015 tour the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation. Perrier Award‐winning comedian writer and original star of Grumpy Old Women Jenny Eclair will be joined by fellow recruits Susie…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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11
JUN
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
JUN
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Wednesday 15 June 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest A Midsummer Nights Dream tickets so weve done the legwork for…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

17
JUN
Broken
Warwick Arts Centre

The adrenaline‐filled spectacle erupts onto the stage: athletic contact work spectacular acrobatics and a gripping narrative combine with revolutionary set design and digital imagery. Broken takes audiences on a journey into the earth as they have never seen it beforeThis great surging…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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17
JUN
Dancing With The Strictly Stars Weekend
Chesford Grange Hotel

Spend the weekend mixing & mingling with your favourite stars of Strictly Come Dancing. Join Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite Trent Whiddon & Gordana Grandosek.Enjoy 3 days of spectacular dance showcases as the stars of Strictly Come…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08001 601770
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18
JUN
7 Promises
Warwick Arts Centre

We know were up against an impending ecological disaster but why arent we doing more about it 7 Promises features two ecological preachers Davis Freeman & Jerry Killick who call for the audience to turn their words into action.Join us for an…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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18
JUN
Jonny & The Baptists: The End is Nigh
Warwick Arts Centre

A new show about family friendship and environmental disaster from the five‐time award‐nominated musical comedy stars of Radio 4s The Now Show following their acclaimed national tours with Stop UKIP and Rock The Vote.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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22
JUN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Holly House Garden

Rain or Shine Theatre Company present A Midsummer Nights Dream Holly House Garden Sibford School near Banbury OX15 5QLGates open 6.30pm for picnics. Performance starts 7.30pm. Tickets £13 adult £11 concessions £6 child.www.sibfordschool.co.uknews‐eventswhats‐onCredit Card Hotline 03306 600541…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01295 781216
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23
JUN
Mercury Rev
Warwick Arts Centre

As Mercury Rev began recording their eighth studio album in autumn 2013 when asked what people could expect co‐pilot Grasshopper responded Steel Resonator Mandolin. Timpani. Sleigh Bells. All sorts of electric guitars.. He subsequently added It is the best stuff we have…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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28
JUN
Russell Watson: Songs From The Heart
Warwick Arts Centre

2015 was a phenomenal year for Russell with a sell‐out UK tour special guest performances at US National Memorial Day in Washington DC the Caracalla Unicef Concert in Rome and BBC Proms In the Park.The UKs best selling classical crossover artist of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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30
JUN
The Comedy Club Coventry
Coventry Rugby

Host Comedian ‐ Sally Anne Hayward:Absolutely Fabulous BBC Why the Long Faces Ch4.Sally‐Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldnt like about your best friends mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper. She grew up to reject dizzy incompetence and feminine wiles…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 231100
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08
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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15
JUL
Stratford-upon-Avon Home & Garden Show
Stratford Recreation Ground

The Stratford‐upon‐Avon Home & Garden Show is returning to The Recreation Ground in July 2016By kind permission and desire of Stratford District Council the Show is returning to the Recreation Ground in the centre of the town on the banks of the…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01789 549199
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23
JUL
The pet Show 2016
Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire

THE UKs Biggest Pet Show returns this July with a packed programme and hundreds of attractions making for a fantastic family day out and under 5s go FREE.The Pet Show 2016 takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

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06
AUG
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Packwood House

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players.Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful new musical score and…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08442 491895
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06
AUG
U22 the definative u2 show
The IRON ROAD

U22 formely Achtung baby bring there definative u2 tribute show to the iron road music venueThe ultimate sound a like look a like tribute to the mighty u2 24 years at the top seeing is believing U2 2 are the…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07831 338277
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13
AUG
Ragley Hall
Ragley Hall

Pack up the hampers and champers and head to Ragley Hall for the 6th annual Battle Proms Picnic Concert: A summer celebration with sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale with the…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01432 355416
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10
SEP
The Electric Railway Museum Heritage 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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10
SEP
The International N Gauge Show
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

The 2016 International N Gauge Show remains totally dedicated to all things N Gauge Over 40 specialist suppliers and 30 layouts are expected to attend in 2016 along with 4 clubssocieties.There is a full range of modern image steam continental and…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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12
SEP
Kenilworth Arts Festival
Various

Kenilworth Arts Festival is a bold new arts festival taking place in the historic town of Kenilworth. The festival programme will include headline events featuring award‐winning critically acclaimed artists from a variety of genres; workshops; a day of activities in the town…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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21
SEP
International Conference on Vehicle Aerodynamics
TBC

Public roads are today shared by a wide variety of shapes and sizes of passenger cars commercial vehicles motorbikes and bicycles the efficiencies and performance of which are sensitive to aerodynamics characteristics. These characteristics influence energy use emissions refinement and handling which…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02079 731251
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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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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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