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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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Forthcoming events in Stratford Upon Avon

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ETO: Shackleton's Cat
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

New one‐act opera for 7‐11 year olds and families celebrating the centenary of the voyage of The Endurance to the Antarctic. The opera includes moments of participation science and participatory songs.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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Shackleton's Cat
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

New one‐act opera for 7‐11 year olds and families celebrating the centenary of the voyage of The Endurance to the Antarctic. The opera includes moments of participation science and participatory songs.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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Shakespeare on Screen 2015
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Part of Shakespeare WeekThe Diverse Bard: From Kashmir to HarlemTony Howard Multicultural Shakespeare Project Warwick University discusses and introduces two radically different new film adaptations where Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet collide with the prejudices and tensions of our world.Haider India 2014Set…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Stratford Town Ghost Walk
Swan Fountain on Waterside

STRATFORD TOWN GHOST WALKMagical evening Ghost Walk around the haunted streets of Stratford‐upon‐Avon. Every Monday Thursday Friday and Saturday all year plus Halloween special and private walks for groups. Join The Man in Black Vincent Blake Barrington Herbert Mortimer or Jocasta Spell…

Location: 0.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07855 760377
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Viewpoint
Stone Court,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionOur Viewpoint exhibition showcases images from photographers that illustrate the range of effects that can be generated by selecting an ideal vantage point. These images convey energy in many…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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Death of a Salesman
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Death of a Salesman at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Saturday 25 April 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans.…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Broadway's Romeo & Juliet (Encore Screening)
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Prejudice. Anger. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time Filmed live on Broadway and starring the British actor Orlando Bloom Pirates of the Caribbean The Lord of…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Halls Continental Drifters Rich Halls The Dirty South and How The West Was Lost.Rich Halls critically acclaimed grouchy deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Under the Radar: Dan Whitehouse
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Dan Whitehouses new album Raw State features some of the songwriters best material head and heart music rooted in the human condition. Produced by Danny George Wilson and Chris Clarke from Danny and the Champions of the World the collection also…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Julius Caesar
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Gregory Dorans acclaimed RSC production features a cast of Britains most distinguished black actors led by Paterson Joseph as Brutus.Shot partly in the theatre partly on location this Julius Caesar traces the fall of a modern African leader the struggle for democracy…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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Pact with Pointlessness
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Pact with Pointlessness is a show that asks the big questions. A barrage of old time patter and online chatter fuel the slow slow quick quick slow cycles of coming and going in an absurd piece triggered by life death and what…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Funhouse Comedy Club
The Albany Pub

New Wednesday night comedy in Coventry.Funhouse Comedy Club which already runs successful nights at numerous venues all over the country is excited to announce the launch of their brand new comedy night at The Albany Pub Coventry.Funhouse Comedy Clubs are renowned for…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
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Imagining a University: Fifty Years of The Univers
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

The fiftieth anniversary of the University of Warwick also marks the fiftieth anniversary of its Art Collection. This exhibition examines how the forces that shaped the University also influenced the development of the collection.The exhibition opens with the modernist utopia of the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02476 524524
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Joe Cutler – A 50th anniversary commission
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

A special event presented by the Coull Quartet to mark both the Universitys 50th Anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the Quartet Residency at Warwick. The programme will include a performance of part of Joe Cutlers new Quartet commissioned by the University…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Macbeth
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Three outrageous drag‐queens hijras in modern India and Pakistan cook up an explosive brew of treachery ambition and passion setting an Asian family off on a path of bloody self‐destruction. Tara Arts brings Indian movement and music to Shakespeares text offering a…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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Mead Gallery Exhibition and Events
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

The fiftieth anniversary of the University of Warwick also marks the fiftieth anniversary of its Art Collection. This exhibition examines how the forces that shaped the University also influenced the development of the collection.The exhibition opens with the modernist utopia of the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02476 524524
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Psychic Readings Evening
Plume of Feathers

Love & Light Events presents to you ... an evening of Psychic Readings ... with experienced professional psychic readers offering one to one readings including Clairvoyance Mediumship & Card Readings individual reader charges apply. Pre‐book your reading to avoid disappointment by calling…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07746 674802
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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Lee Nelson is back with a brand new show You may have seen him host Live at The Apollo or caught him singing on The X Factor Now see Lee live in his highly anticipated all new nationwide tour.Never less than ingenious.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Mexrrissey - Mexico Goes Morrissey
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Nothing the world holds could match the love waiting for me in Mexico City MorrisseyIn Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love loss and longing with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Lee Nelson
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Hello u blurb readin legend Its Lee Nelson here from off ur tele im coming to a crap town near u with my brand new WELL NEW TOURits gonna b bigga betta …

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Yamato Drummers of Japan
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Yamato Drummers of Japan return to Warwick Arts Centre with a brand new show Bakuon. Now seen by over 6 million people worldwide Yamatos acclaimed performances of authentic Japanese Taiko drumming awaken the senses. Using their whole bodies to control the rhythms…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Paul Merton Impro Chums
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Paul Merton one of the UKs best‐loved performers and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane Lee Simpson Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show based entirely on suggestions from the audience their own finely honed…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Paul Mertons Impro Chums
Warwick Arts Centre

Paul Mertons Impro Chums at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry on Saturday 02 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Paul Mertons Impro Chums tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Met Opera Screening: Cavalleria Rusticana
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Operas most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo lvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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ROH Screening: La Fille mal gardée
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Frederick Ashtons final full‐length ballet is one of his most joyous creations inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hrolds original score. La…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Mozart Violin Concerto No.4intervalBruckner Symphony No.7Anton Bruckner heard the beginning of his Seventh Symphony in a dream played by an angel. Youll realise why when you hear its soaring opening theme and thats just the beginning of one of romantic musics…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Family Film: The Boxtrolls (PG)
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

From the creators of Coraline The Boxtrolls is a humorous and endearing animation based on Alan Snows novel Here Be Monsters In the town of Cheesebridge the Boxtrolls are feared and despised. But when the mischievous creatures are threatened with extermination they…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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Stewart Francis: Pun Gent Tour 2015
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Stewart Francis star of Mock The Week Michael McIntyres Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new stand‐up tour starting in Spring 2015 with his fantastic hilarious new show Pun GentWith Francis its all about puns. And hes…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Stornoway
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Stornoway have been in the studio recording their as yet untitled third album which is scheduled for release in April 2015.For the first time the band have used a producer to make their new album and the man in question is none…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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Stewart Francis
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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