On In Stratford Now
Nightmare! A family friendly spooky quest at Magic Alley in Bell Court this 1/2 term!
This Halloween embark upon a spine-tingling adventure that will take you on a spooktacular journey around The Enchanted (or should that be Haunted) Manor. Complete the quest and solve the puzzles and win your freedom. Ages 6+, Magician performing age appropriate magic at the weekend.
Or Magic After Dark is suitable for 13+
Hooray's British Gelato Kitchen
The Music Cafe on Greenhill Street has events on every night!
Tuesday Event Nights - On Tuesday evenings they dedicate the space to a ticketed performance, anything from a Jazz duo to a poetry reading.
Wednesday thru Saturday - Mid-week live music 7.30pm - 9.30pm to accompany dinner and drinks. Music of all genres from jazz sax, folk guitar to classical piano.
Quiz night - 1st Sunday in the month
To get more information incuding other special on off events and to book tickets/tables for all events visit The Music Cafe website.
Spotted Treehouse Art Studio
For up to date information about special events coming up, visit their Facebook page.
To book your place, call The Spotted Treehouse Art Studio on 01789 621355
Spotted Treehouse Art Studio
Old Red Lion Court
Box Brownie Lates
Box Brownie on Henley Street will be serving alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights. 5pm until 9pm.
Add them to your tour of Stratford itinerary.
Boston Tea Party on Henley Street
The Boston Tea Party monthy quiz is back.
No charge, just need to book a table. Food is available from 6.30-8pm quiz starting at 7.30 running till about 9.30pm.
BTP are hosting monthly cocktail masterclasses lead by the highly popular Shakespeare Distillery. Next one is on November 26th, tickets are available to book at
Pre-booking is essential.
Guests will receive a welcome drink and 3 cocktails which they craft themselves. All for just £35pp.
BTP are serving our delicious Boston staples which are available to pre order beforehand, alcohol will also be available throughout the evening.
On at the Playhouse in Rother Street
For information on new and rescheduled shows visit the Playhouse website
Christmas Markets on Waterside
For more information on the regular markets in Stratford see our Markets Page under the S-U-A Info
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is renowned for being where the world’s greatest playwright attended school, but it also played an influential role in the life of his father and William’s own writing, all of which is revealed as part of the visitor experience.
Located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has been central to the fabric of town life for over 600 years. It still operates for part of its life today as a school, but since its restoration in 2016 has also been welcoming visitors from across the globe to discover its fascination for themselves. Standing in the very space where William Shakespeare went to school is a unique, spine tingling experience, as is the thought of the legacy that he would go on to create from this humble setting.
Tickets to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall go on sale from Monday 10 May 2021 and are priced at adult £10; concession £8; child (5-16) £6.50; family (2 adults and 2 children) £27; additional child with family ticket £4.50; under 5s free. Included in the price is an interactive lesson in the Tudor schoolroom where William Shakespeare was taught.
Tickets can be booked via: shakespearesschoolroom.org
Master Thomas Jenkins Makes Edinburgh Fringe debut: Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall will be taking part in this year’s iconic Edinburgh Fringe Festival; which is back in 2021 with an amazing line up of events taking place both on location in Edinburgh and digitally from locations around the globe to give a whole new look and feel to the world’s largest arts festival.
People will find themselves enjoying an experience that combines theatrics with interactives. At its heart the hour long, family friendly event will introduce the character Master Thomas Jenkins, the School Master of young William Shakespeare, and his trusty Puck. There will be an interactive Tudor lesson, a chance to find out more about the stories of this building, a Q&A session and plenty of thrills and spills along the way.
Tickets for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom Live are priced from £5 and bookable in advance here. There are dates available throughout August, with each session starting at 5:30pm and lasting for an hour. The recommended age is 8+.
Cocktail- Jazzy nights at The Fourteas!
The Fourteas are thrilled to announce that it is launching two exciting evenings, every Friday and Saturday, for Cocktails and Jazzy entertainment, 6pm until 10:30 pm.
The 1940s theme will continue after sundown, providing a unique and cheerful ambiance you will not find anywhere else in town. Over the past year, we have been locked down together as a Nation, but now it is time to enjoy once again the company of family and friends with our exotic cocktails and some British Hearty Food. They, therefore, invite you to dress up smartly, swing and sway to jazz music and enjoy live performances too!
This week they are featuring the wonderful Kitten Von Mew at 7:30pm on our opening night Friday and our guest star Charlotte on Saturday 22nd at the same time.
They are excited to introduce their brand-new selection of cocktails, each containing a vintage twist, including amongst others, old time favourites such as:
Martinis, Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Mojitos, Negronis and Americanos, not forgetting those endless jugs of Pimms No 1 and Sangrias.
There will, of course be Wines, Gins, Beers and Ciders, all served until 10:30pm. The talented bartenders will be available to shake and stir your spirits!
British Hearty food will also be available until 8.30pm (last kitchen orders). They do not want you to drink on an empty stomach so the chefs will be there waiting for you!
We encourage everyone to book early to avoid being left out in the cold! Please call 01789 293 908 to make a booking.
We ‘re meeting again ………at The Fourteas!
A selection of items including Hamper Boxes, cakes and gifts are available online
- Loving Mum Hamper
- Loving Mum Cream Tea Box
- The Cream Tea Box
- The Easter Hamper
- The Lieutenant's Luxury
Visit www.thefourteas.co.uk for full decription of contents and to order
Vin Neuf Independent Wine Merchants
Due to the social-distancing restrictions Vin Neuf are unable to hold wine tastings in their cellar – BUT they are now running Virtual Wine Tastings on Instagram Live!
The tastings last around 30 – 40 minutes and they will guide you through a tasting of the three wines. You’ll be able to interact by posting questions and comments in the live feed.
You can order the wines in advance, through their online shop, and they will deliver to you, ahead of the tasting.
The next Virtual Wine Tasting is in TBA. Find out more and book on the Vin Neuf website.
Vin Neuf Independent Wine Merchants
Cosy Chic Pet Boutique
Shop for the matching dog and owner unisex hoodie as seen in the Daily Star along with other gorgeous products of your fur baby.
The Gift That Gives Back
One in four people will be affected by mental health in their lifetime. Jo Malone London are proud to support mental health wellbeing, today and every day.
For each Charity Home Candle sold in the UK & Ireland, Jo Malone London will make a donation equal to 75% of the retail price of £49 (less VAT) to inspirational charities supporting many people across the UK & Ireland with their mental wellbeing.
Gift her a candle with a conscience this Special Day. Stamping out stigmas, one step (and Candle) at a time.
Bookings to Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace properties have re-opened
Book by clicking on the link with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Prebooking is essential.
To keep our visitors and staff safe they will be reopening at a reduced capacity. They have introduced a timed ticket system and all tickets will need to be booked in advance.
Explore Shakespeare through the SBT collections, blogs, courses, digital tools and online communities
In this new podcast, resident experts Drs Paul Edmondson and Anjna Chouhan are joined by theatre professionals, artists, vloggers and other guests from across the globe to get their perspectives on Shakespeare’s place in the 21st century.
Guests for series one include Farah Karim-Cooper of Shakespeare's Globe, Good Tickle Brain comic artist Mya Gosling, YouTube theatre reviewers The Break A Leggers and others. Join in to hear about their relationships with Shakespeare in the modern world and take a fresh look at Shakespeare in society today.
Each week guests and listeners are invited to choose one modern-day item that they think should be included in an imagined Shakespeare museum of the future.
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Find out more about this Christmas production
BOOKING INFORMATION: 01789 331111 or www.rsc.org.uk
Shakespeares Birthday Celebrations 2021
2021 Virtual Programme
The traditional Birthday Celebrations enables Stratford-upon-Avon to extend a hand of cultural friendship to many national and international visitors who come to join in the festivities each year. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has once again prevented the community from physically staging the 2021 event.
However, we are confident that by next year we will be able to celebrate his 458th birthday in style, but all is not lost for this year. The Town and District Councils have collaborated with many key stakeholders in the town to enable this virtual Birthday Celebrations to be staged.
The tribute was aired on Friday 23 April but can still be accessed via the link www.shakespeares-birthday.uk