On In Stratford Now
Childrens Summer Holiday Activities
Check out the activities list on the WCC website
Spotted Treehouse Art Studio
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 July 16th, 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.
The Playhouse in Rother Street has re-opened for socially distanced events!
For information on new and rescheduled shows visit the Playhouse website
Summer 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 now open
One of the world’s most influential locations in the story of William Shakespeare’s life has reopened its doors with a warm welcome to visitors.
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.
This will also be the first time that people have been able to visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall since the publication of All the Sonnets of Shakespeare edited by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells. In the book Shakespeare’s works are presented in chronological order and with this the distinct possibility that sonnets 153 and 154 were written whilst William was at school. It was also a setting that was to prove inspirational to his plays, with Master Thomas Jenkins said to be represented by the character of Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor, mocked in the drama by a student called William. These are just some of the stories to be discovered in the immersive and authentic atmosphere of this medieval building, now known as Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.
Lindsey Armstrong, General Manager of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, says, “We are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors once again to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. This has always been a building that has brought people together and there is no better way of stepping back through the chapters of history to discover the Stratford-upon-Avon of Tudor times. Our team of guides are here to help bring alive enthralling stories, that alsoinclude Theatre at the Guildhall and the Court of Record, as well as revealing the rare medieval painting that was discovered during the building’s restoration.”
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
Shakespeare Hospice Charity Dragon Boat Race
19th September 2021
Have fun, raising urgently needed funds for the Shakespeare Hospice.
Dragon boating is a fun-filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. This race is on the River Avon in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Crews of up to 17 people sit in *pairs and paddle to compete in races over distances of around 250m with each boat having a drummer beating time to keep the paddlers in unison.
No experience is required - teams will have crew briefings and training and all equipment is supplied including life jackets.
More information is available on the Shakespeare Hospice website.
|The Shakespeare Hospice Boutique
18 Greenhill Street
|The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop
45A Rother Street
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
A-Plan Insurance is starting a new initiative for local schools.
They are paying £10 per quote for anyone who calls on 01789 339825 and that quotes "IT 4 schools", with the aim of providing as much money for any schools for laptops for children.
- It’s just anyone, so if you phoned A-Plan for a quote and quoted IT4Schools and said Stratford high school they would get the money.
- You don’t need children yourself, you just need to choose a school.
- They are giving the money directly to schools – the focus will be on local schools that have the need for laptops.
- A-Plan will pledge as much as they can – so 50 quotes = £500. Simple as that.
- They are working with the Leamington branch as well so maximise available consultants.
44 Guild Street
24th July to 5th September at various Warwickshire venues.
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole this Summer as she finds herself in the magical and colourful Wonderland.
Going in search of the White Rabbit, Alice meets all manner of characters on her journey including The Dodo, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, The Caterpillar, The Mad Hatter and The Cheshire Cat before coming face to face with her Majesty, The Queen of Hearts.
Join The Attic Theatre in association with Tread the Boards Theatre Company for this family treat for all ages. Including wonderful music, songs and dances and following faithfully the original story and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll with some modern twists and slapstick humour.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This is an outdoor production so please be prepared for the unpredictable British weather!
Tread The Boards, the resident company at The Attic Theatre presents 1 to 1 Tuition
Work 1 to 1 with Artistic Director John-Robert Partridge to develop your skills in performance and directing
In advance of the session, you and John will discuss what skills you want to develop - perhaps you want to learn more about directing, prepare for an audition or drama school, develop your performance style or learn more about character development.
John has extensive experience in performing, directing and teaching in performing arts, including teaching students at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting.
Focus: 1 to 1 tuition on a topic of your choice
Level: Suitable for beginners and experienced performers and directors
Cost: £25 per hour
Available dates and time: Email John to arrange a time to suit you. Please also state what you would like to focus on.
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.
If you’ve exhausted every team-building activity, every recruitment task and you’ve asked enough of your peers an ‘interesting fact about themselves’ then an Escape Live experience is for you.
Go totally digital as you and your team take your pick of adventure. Guide a Games Master through a real escape room to find hints, clues and keys to get out in time or work together on one of our online escape game adventures.
Escape prison, become Sherlock to complete your first murder mystery or jump on board a deserted pirate ship and grab as much gold as you can. Escape Live have a whole host of experiences and more coming in the next few weeks. Whether you’re competing with your colleagues or working alongside them; they promise a memorable team-building experience.
Find out who is the office brainiac as your communication, negotiation and emotional intelligence are put to the test, no matter where in the world you are. Escape Live's corporate games are totally scalable, from teams of 4 to 1000+ so if you’ve got an internet connection; Escape Live has an activity for you.
Escape Live’s corporate team-building experiences can be booked online or over the phone, give them your numbers and they’ll give you a quote! Head to www.escapelive.co.uk for more info or call on 02475 094019
31 Greenhill Street
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
Family activities over the Summer Holidays
- Tuesday Comedy Time. 2pm and 3.30pm. Tuesday 27 July, 3, 10 and 17 August. ... Find out more
- Wednesday Pop-up Performances. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Wednesday 29 July, 4, 11, 18 August. ... Find out more
- Wednesday Craft. 12.30 - 2pm. Wednesday 28 July, 4, 11, 18 August. ... No booking required
- Thursday Music on the Bancroft Terrace. 4.15 - 6pm. Thursday 29 July, 5, 12 and 19 August... Find out more
- Friday Workout. 10 - 11am. Friday 31 July, 6 and 13 August... Book tickets
- Costume Day. Friday 20 August. 12 - 8pm... Find out more
What's on now, online and in the new outdoor Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre.
Costume Day is Friday 20 August: To celebrate the newly re-opened Costume Workshop on Waterside, the RSC are hosting a free festival of costume making through the ages in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre.
Join them for performances, workshops, exhibitions and family-friendly activities, giving you the opportunity to get creative, be entertained, relax and party whilst learning about the hidden history of the Costume Workshop and the people who make the costumes you see on stage.
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