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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

15
FEB
February Half Term at Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Birthplace

Visit Shakespeares Birthplace to discover the toys young William would have played with when he was a boy. Put your hands into the feel boxes to work out what is hidden inside and then have a go yourself…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01789 204016
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15
FEB
February Half Term at Shakespeare's Family Homes
Hall's Croft

Can you crack the secret code Come to Halls Croft to figure out secret messages and write your own in invisible ink just like spies did in World War 1 Head to the exhibition to see how it was really done…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01789 338533
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16
FEB
Ed Byrne: Outside Looking In
Warwick Arts Centre

This table has no bordersThat bloke. You know. The Irish guy. No not the bald one. The other one. You know him. The one Carol from work really likes. Wait that might be Jason Byrne. Anyway. Funny chap. Has a new showA…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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18
FEB
Yorkston / Thorne / Khan
Warwick Arts Centre

YorkstonThorneKhan are an experimental group that includes James Yorkston one of the most influential singersongwriters on the Scottish folk scene Suhail Yusuf Khan award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi and Jon Thorne best known as jazz double bass…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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19
FEB
Rory McGrath Remembers - or is it Forgets?
Evesham Arts Centre

The star of BBC TVs Three Men In A Boat and They Think Its All Over looks back on his life and career. Join Rory as he remembers some bits and makes up the rest. A familiar face on QI and afloat…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01386 446944
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20
FEB
Black Dyke Band Gala Concert
Warwick Arts Centre

See the world famous Black Dyke Band in Gala Concert. UniBrass is very proud to present a full concert from Black Dyke Band one of the very best brass bands in the world.Founded in 1855 Black Dyke Band are the current European…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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23
FEB
Lord of the Flies
Warwick Arts Centre

William Goldings 20th century classic Lord of the Flies explodes onto the stage in a remarkable production direct from Londons award‐winning Regents Park Theatre. When a group of schoolboys survive a catastrophic plane crash what starts as a desert island adventure quickly…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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25
FEB
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

A Midsummer Nights Dream at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Thursday 25 February 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

26
FEB
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden
Evesham Arts Centre

Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4 the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world ‐ over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01386 446944
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27
FEB
Coventry and Leicester Cat Club and the Hertfordsh
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

Coventry & Leicester Cat Club & Hertfordshire and Middlesex Cat Club Joint Show invite you our JOINT Cat Show on the 27 February 2016 at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. Open to visitors : Around the stalls 11.30 Around the cats from 12.30…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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27
FEB
Rapunzel
Evesham Arts Centre

From the Emmy Award‐winning team behind the mega‐hit television series Friends comes Rapunzel an exciting musical perfect for all the family A familiar tale with a fantastic new spin it has all the charm youd expect from the minds that have been…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01386 446944
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28
FEB
MIND BODY SPIRIT HEALTH & WELLBEING EVENT
The Westmead Hotel

There is plenty to explore at this great event with exhibitors offering a range of complementary therapies and healings retail stands professional readers Tarot Spiritual Mediums and Clairvoyants. Spiritual Artist Patrick Gamble and Astrologer Alison Smith. This is an ideal opportunity to…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07432 077291
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03
MAR
Katherine Ryan: Kathbum
Warwick Arts Centre

Star of Live At The Apollo QI 8 Out of 10 Cats and Mock the Week the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns with a highly anticipated new show. Hot on the heels of a complete sell‐out UK and Australian tour…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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03
MAR
Richard Herring: Happy Now?
Warwick Arts Centre

After years of drifting aimlessly and alone Richard Herring is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrorsIn his twelfth solo stand…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
MAR
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Out Of Cruttenden
Warwick Arts Centre

Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4 the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet. The more he complains the funnier he…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
MAR
Raw Comedy
Evesham Arts Centre

Laugh out loud with a fresh crop of new comedians as we hand over the Foyer to MC Ashley Frieze: high‐octane musical comedian IT geek and part‐time sceptic. Hell be keeping the silly puns and general blethering at a side‐splitting level as…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01386 446944
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05
MAR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Palace Theatre Redditch

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: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 0152 765203
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06
MAR
Alun Cochrane: A Show With A Man In It
Warwick Arts Centre

A man who has jokes. Jokes about manliness womanliness hobbies ageing fighting perfume beards snoods feminism fundamentalism and hopefully some profound understanding about life itself.Aluns dulcet tones can be heard frequently on BBC Radio 4 on Alun Cochranes Fun House Just A…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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06
MAR
Resolution Run - Ragley Hall 2016
Ragley Hall

You can run jog or walk the route ‐ Resolution Runs are for everyone If your New Years resolution is to get fit and active in 2016 then this is the event for you Ragley Hall Resolution Run is in its second…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01527 903501
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08
MAR
The Notebook
Warwick Arts Centre

Set during WW2 The Notebook tells the story of a pair of twin brothers evacuated to their impoverished grandmothers farm to shelter from the conflict. These unnamed children survive and understand the world by a harsh private code as they try to…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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09
MAR
May Contain Food
Warwick Arts Centre

Award‐winning Protein returns with its most playful show to date as four vocalists and four dancers all sing for their supper in a dining setting that may contain foodThis witty piece of dance and music theatre is created by choreographer Luca Silvestrini…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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10
MAR
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
Warwick Arts Centre

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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10
MAR
Tom Stade: You're Welcome!
Warwick Arts Centre

Brand new show from the UKs favourite Canadian resident. Candid and alluring join Tom as he ruminates on lifes oddities and revels in his own perpetual shortcomings. Expect the brand new show customary Stade flair; uncompromising humour insatiable mischief and heaps of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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11
MAR
Big Girl's Blouse
Warwick Arts Centre

Who knew what being transgender was in the 1970s Not Kates family. To be fair crispy pancakes had only just landed in the Midlands so she had her work cut out.The path to becoming a woman doesnt always run smooth and with…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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12
MAR
Opus 7
Warwick Arts Centre

Welcome to the mischievous and playful world of Circa Tsuica. A company of cracking musicians and daredevil acrobats they serve a cocktail of funky brass beats and awe‐inspiring physical feats. As the performers play a joyous blend of ripping rhythms they show…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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15
MAR
Puppini Sisters - The Highlife Tour
Warwick Arts Centre

To tie in with the release of a brand new album next year The Puppini Sisters announce The Highlife Tour.In the eight years since their inception The Puppini Sisters Marcella Puppini Kate Mullins and Emma Smith have received accolades from fans as…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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16
MAR
Gein's Family Giftshop's Trophy Collection
Warwick Arts Centre

Best Newcomer Chortle Awards 2015Best Newcomer nominees Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2014Best New Sketch Act & Audience Choice Award London SketchFest 2014Curators Choice Noise Festival 2014As seen on Inside No.9 BBC2 and as heard on BBC Radio 4s…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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17
MAR
Bridget Christie: A Book for Her
Warwick Arts Centre

Why has Bridget been sending her stained underpants to George Osborne at HM Treasury every month Which method actor has been playing the character comedian Nigel Farage since 2010 Is Rachel Dolezal black or white Whats the difference between Eddie Izzard and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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17
MAR
Bryony Kimmings: Fake It 'til You Make It
Warwick Arts Centre

Six months into their relationship Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. This was a secret Tim had kept for a very long time.Fake It til You Make It is Edinburgh Fringe First winner Bryony Kimmings new work about…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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18
MAR
Easter Holidays at Shakespeare's Family Homes
Shakespeare's Birthplace

Raise your glass and join us in our pop‐up pub in Shakespeares Birthplace to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeares legacy See the Swan and Maidenhead come back to life and meet our family of innkeepers going about their daily lives running the…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01789 204016
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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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