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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

26
MAY
The Merchant of Venice
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Merchant of Venice at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Tuesday 26 May 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

28
MAY
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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29
MAY
Aliens Love Underpants
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Aliens love underpantsOf every shape and sizeBut there are no underpants in spaceSo here's a big surpriseThis zany and hilarious tale based on the best‐selling children's book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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31
MAY
Along The Riverbank
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Bamboozle invites you along to share Mole's adventures into the big wide world as she discovers the dreamy dragon fly meadow Ratty's river and Toad's mad ideas. And dare we enter Wild Wood where the up‐to‐no‐good weasels are partyingInspired by Kenneth Grahame's…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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31
MAY
Extreme Stunt Show
Becketts Farm

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying You'll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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31
MAY
The Boy Who Bit Picasso
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

My name is Tony and I have the most extraordinary friend Pablo PicassoCome and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso. We'll have loads of fun make crazy pictures and we'll tell the true story of how a young boy…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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01
JUN
ENO Live Screening: Carmen
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Probably the most popular opera in the world. Carmen scandalised its earliest audiences with its raw depiction of lust in 19th‐century Seville. In ENO's popular production the action is a full‐on battle of the sexes fought out in the arena of the…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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02
JUN
The Deranged Marriage
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

The smash‐hit show returns for its 10th anniversary in Summer 2015.Rishi and Sona have agreed to get married in the traditional way and the whirlwind wedding circus is on the move with or without them. Their frenzied families go into overdrive to…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
JUN
Othello
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Othello at Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon on Thursday 04 June 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
JUN
Family Film: MirrorMask (PG)
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

A fantastical collaboration between comic‐book artist Dave McKean The Sandman and Neil Gaimanthe film follows 15 year old Helena a daughter of circus performers who delves into a magical world to find the mythical MirrorMask.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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07
JUN
Under The Radar: Sharpe & Guy
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Sharpe & Guy consists of young singer and fiddler Harriet Guy and Steamchicken pianist Andrew Sharpe. Harriet has been singing regularly at folk clubs in Warwickshire for the last few years when she met Andrew whilst working on arrangements for alt‐folk band…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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09
JUN
Riot Now: What We Look at When We Look at Riots
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

A talk by film and music critic Joshua Clover Professor of English Literature at University of California Davis.The riot has returned as a central feature of social antagonism. From whence has it returned why now and what does it want In considering…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 02476 524524
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10
JUN
Little Shop of Horrors
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Actors revoice the film of The Little Shop of Horrors in this riotous show.Roger Corman's cult 1960 film is screened whilst the live soundtrack is created by four performers forced to work at break‐neck pace to re‐voice multiple characters in perfect lip…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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13
JUN
Victoria House - Ghost Hunt
Victoria House

Ghostcallers UK presents our first Investigation at Victoria house. This Beautiful Georgian Building was built in 1835 and has seen its way through many significant dates history such as the 1st and 2nd World War. With such a vast history the activity…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07985 532620
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14
JUN
Barry Cryer: Twitter Titters
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

In yet another farewell tour Baz returns having been charged with persistent joking and asks for 20 other shows to be taken into consideration.You are Judge and Jury be merciful to the accused he merely seeks to bring a ray…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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16
JUN
Mark Grist and MC Mixy present Dead Poet's Death M
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Mark Grist and MC Mixy came here to battle. Their backup An assortment of famous and very dead poets. It's fast it's frantic and they have no idea who will win. Fancy seeing Sylvia Plath take on Ted Hughes How about Rabbie…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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20
JUN
University of Warwick Big Band Finale Concert
Warwick Arts Centre

Big Band Leavers' Gig marks the final annual appearance of the Big Band on Warwick campus. The concert heralds the departure of some of the Big Band's older and more experienced players and makes a special feature of them in their last…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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21
JUN
Music Centre Summer Gala
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

To celebrate the end of the academic year and the start of the summer the50th anniversary of the University of Warwick and our fantastic musiciansthe Music Centre presents a spectacular gala concert featuring some ofour larger ensembles. The Wind Orchestra will get…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02476 524524
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22
JUN
Stick Man
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

A FANTASTICK SHOW FOR ALL BRANCHES OF THE FAMILY TREEFollowing a smash hit West End season Scamp Theatre's delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's hugely popular children's book Stick Man is coming to Warwick Arts Centre Touching funny and utterly…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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25
JUN
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Reginald D Hunter returns to the UK in 2015 with a brand new tour following a hugely successful year filming and performing around the world.Having appeared at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House Gala in Australia Reginald then made his…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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25
JUN
Reginald D Hunter
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

American stand‐up comedian Reginald D Hunter works mainly in the UK and originally began his time here studying at RADA for a career on the stage. It seems that his ability to make audiences laugh…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

26
JUN
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business EXTRA DATE
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Jimmy's been described as the hardest working man in comedy. Which let's face facts is not that impressive. It's like being the Tallest Dwarf or the Healthiest Glaswegian. Really not that big a deal.Funny Business is Jimmy's brand new stand up show…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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26
JUN
The Boy Who Became A Beetle
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

He's an ordinary boy much like any other. At least he was until this morning when he wakes up and has turned into a beetleHow will he get dressed Eat his breakfast Go to the loo What will his family do…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 02476 524524
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04
JUL
Midpex
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

MIDPEX is the prestigious biennial exhibition first held in 1995 and attended by stamp collectors from across the UK. It brings together Specialist Societies with local national and international dealers covering all aspect of Philately. It provides a shop window for Specialist…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01926 614101
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05
JUL
ROH Live Screening: Guillame Tell
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Opening with what is arguably the most exciting of all operatic overtures Rossini's final opera helped to lay the foundations of the genre of French grand opra that dominated European stages throughout the mid‐19th century.The opera's theme is liberty as exemplified in…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02476 524524
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09
JUL
The Stranglers
The Copper Rooms

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
Sounds In The Grounds Concert
Warwick Castle

Two nights of unforgettable music in the magnificent grounds of Warwick CastleWarwick Castle presents Sounds in the Grounds two nights of unforgettable music to be hosted in the spectacular grounds of the Castle on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th July.The two‐night extravaganza…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 652000
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11
JUL
Fladbury Walkabout
Fladbury

Reptiles ScarecrowsCircus skills and other childrens activities will be returning to the Fladbury Walkabout this year to be held on Saturday and Sunday July 11 and 12 These will be once again complementing the renowned Flower Festival Films theme for 2015 more…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01386 860363
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19
JUL
10th Heart of England Bike Ride
Packwood NT House

Enjoy a great day out on Sunday 19th July cycling along quiet country lanes and exploring the wonderful Warwickshire countryside setting off between 9.30‐11.30 a.m. from the beautiful historic site of Packwood NT House Packwood Lane Lapworth B94 6AT. Whether you're on…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: +448458 335894
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20
JUL
Family Film: Shaun the Sheep Movie (U)
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick)

Our favourite mischievous sheep makes his way to the big screen in this stop‐motion animation from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman. Adventures beckon when Shaun and his flock travel to the big city to rescue their farmer.…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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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