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Stratford-upon-Avon District Council
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Please take any donations you would like to give to the Coventry Building Society on Wood Street.

The Old Slaughter House
The Yard
Off Sheep Street
CV37 7AP
01789 532110


December dining at the Arden Hotel on Waterside

Arden Christmas Menu



Escape Live VideoCan you escape the spellbinding Escape Room?

Working in a team of between two and six people, you will have just 60 minutes to escape from a locked room before it is too late.

With the clock ticking, there is no time to argue.

Everyone must work together to find the clues and solve the puzzles so you all make your way out in time.

Escape Live in Stratford is open from 10am until 10pm every day and for further information or to book visit

31 Greenhill Street
CV37 6LE

01789 507060


For Something Different

15 Meer Street
CV37 6QB



Discover more of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon by joining the multi-award-winning guided walking tour, every day even Christmas Day!

A lively, entertaining and interesting, the guided town walk is a great way to explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare.  Suitable for all.  Wheelchair friendly.  Dogs are welcome!

For all walks gather by the yellow sign, close to the Swan fountain on Waterside, near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and opposite the junction of Sheep Street. Prices vary.

Town Walk:Daily - Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri at 11am - Sat at 11am and 2pm - Christmas Day at 10.30am. Duration approximately 2hrs

Ghost Walk every Saturday night 7:30 pm Book on the day or a few days before on 07855760377. Duradtion 1.5 hours.

Halloween Ghost Walk: October 31st. Walks at 6pm, 6.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm lasting around 1.5 hours Booking in advance is essential as numbers will be limited. Please telephone ASAP between 9am and 6pm on 07855760377

Christmas Day Walk:The Christmas Day guided walk starts at 10.30am from the Swan Fountain and booking isn't necessary.

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Magic Alley in Bell Court

Magic Alley

For every child who dreams about Father Christmas creeping down their chimney to fill their stockings with magical gifts on Christmas Eve, the chance to meet the man in person is just too great an opportunity to pass up.

A truly incredible transformation has taken place at Magic Alley in "Jingle Bell Court" this Christmas as the real Father Christmas has once again decided to create his North Pole Outpost right here in Stratford upon Avon.

In line with our policy of encouraging quality family time together, everyone receives a copy of this years specially commissioned bedtime story "A Dickens Of A Christmas" to be read together, as a family, on Christmas Eve.

We appreciate that not every child who receives the storybook will be able to read it for themselves, but it is a known fact that every child (no matter what their age) loves to listen to a story, and the tale has something for everyone who believes in the magic of Christmas. 

Our hope is that once again this year the thousands of children and adults who come to visit us will read the tale together and be part of the world's biggest storytelling on Christmas Eve and that the tale will ignite that precious spark of magic within all who have imagination and hope for the future.

Booking is essential, you cannot just turn up. Tickets cost £13.00 per person (adults and children alike) with babes in arms (under 1's) going free.  Everyone receives the same gift, wrapped with care by Santa's elves.  The book is a traditional storybook with no pictures. 

Tickets can be booked either in person at Magic Alley or by phone on 01789 290969.  Spaces fill faster every year, so early booking is essential.

Find out more here

Magic Alley
Bell Court
01789 290969


Alveston Manor 12 days of fitness

Alveston Manor

12 Days of Fitness | Macdonald Vital Health And Wellbeing

This Christmas, why not give yourself or a loved one the gift of fitness at a Macdonald Health Club. You can get 12 days of fitness, including use of the fantastic gym facilities and luxurious swimming pool from only £19*.

Clopton Bridge
CV37 7HP
Tel: 01789413331



Jo Malone

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Bridge Street
CV37 6AB
0370 1925040



On at the RSC


In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and the remarkable British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting during the war. This new play explores what it means to try and create a nation – and why a country’s treasures matter when people are dying.>

Swan Theatre 11 OCTOBER 2019 - 25 JANUARY 2020

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Whats on at the Stratford Playhouse

Regular events include

The Stratford Playhouse

Kettle On - 1st Wednesday of every month 2pm £2

Stratford Playmusic - Last Friday of every month 8:30pm £5

Stratford Comedyclub - Last Thursday of the month 8pm from £8

Stratford Jazz - Date varies 8pm from £8 view artists at

The Drama Chamber - Date varies 7:30pm £3

Plus loads and loads of special one off shows!

14 Rother Street
CV37 6LU

Box Office:01789 333990



Bistrot Pierre



White Stuff 

White Stuff

Get up to 30% off selected partywear

Ends 31st December 2019

T&Cs apply

20 Bridge St
CV37 6AE



Festival of Lost & FoundShakespeare Birthplace Trust 

Discover the greatest show that never happened!

11th to 15th December 6pm at Shakespeare's New Place. 4pm matinee on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

When The Festival of Lost & Found pitches up in the garden of Shakespeare’s last home, nothing is quite as it seems.

250 years after heavy rain and floods washed out David Garrick's legendary Shakespeare pageant in Stratford, Talking Birds pulls together an immersive, festive theatrical experience for all the family - whatever the weather.

read more here


Christmas Quiz 7pm at Will's Kitchen, Henley Street Booking esssential.

View the Pub Quiz Menu. A choice of tasty sharing boards are available to pre-order to enjoy on the night, e-mail us at: to pre-order your food. Festive treats and a selection of cakes will be available to purchase on the night as well as hot, cold and alcoholic beverages

Book online, at our ticket offices at any of Shakespeare's family homes, or call 01789 201806. 

Also, there is lots of  fun going on at the 5 Birthplace Trust properties

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Mary Ardens Farm, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's New Place and Hall's Croft

See details at

Discounts available with your BID Card and 12 months unlimited entry with every Full Story ticket.

A full programme of events is listed below or can be found online at




Orchestra of the Swan

Orchestra of the Swan's upcoming concerts for November and December. 

ON AN OVERGROWN PATH  [NIGHT OWL SERIES] - Stratford Play House Thursday 7 November 2019 8pm

On an Overgrown Path celebrates the diverse musical heritage of eastern European countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia and Hungary. This tantalising evening combines traditional music passed down through the centuries with classical repertoire that has been influenced by a myriad of folk-infused flavours; from the pre-medieval sounds of Greece, Turkey, India and Egypt to the ‘art music’ of Brahms, Bartok, Kodaly and Enescu.

MUSIC FOR SUNFLOWERS - Stratford Play House  Tuesday 19 November 2019 7.30pm  

OOTS indulges in an early celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with a performance of his Symphony No.6, a paean to the great outdoors. Joe Cutler’s Music for Sunflowers also hints at the pastoral world with his exquisite work for solo viola and strings. Cutler, who is head of composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, was commissioned to write this piece by Orchestra of the Swan in 2009. Rose Redgrave makes her first appearance as soloist with the orchestra.

BOLD AS BRASS [NIGHT OWL SERIES] - Stratford Play House Thursday 5 December 2019 8pm

Join the brass players of OOTS for an entertaining evening of music specially devised by principal trumpet Hugh Davies. Repertoire will include original compositions by Hugh, arrangements of famous tunes such as Over the Rainbow and rarely heard works by composers as diverse as Bert Kaempfert and Gioachino Rossini. Prepare to be blown away.

UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR - Stratford Play House  Tuesday 10 December 2019 7.30pm

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Wednesday 11 December 2019 2.30pm
Join Orchestra of the Swan and vocal quintet Papagena for an exquisite celebration of the festive season. A mesmerising tapestry of ancient carols, popular songs and winter-themed classical favourites

Box Office: 0333 666 4466 or