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Motivate your entire team with the one-of-a-kind hosted, team-building experience ROGUE AGENT!
This new, unique, online, escape game combines all the fun and mystery of a physical escape room and brings it straight to you.

Join in over Zoom, MS Teams or your preferred video conferencing platform and play against each other in teams in a race to see who can complete the mission first!

Whats included

Escape Live
31 Greenhill Street
CV37 6LE

01789 507060


Arden HotelIf you deserve a break this September take a look at The Arden Hotel.

Dine in the award winning restaurant, take a walk along the river Avon or explore the open space of the Cotswolds or the cities of Birminghan and Coventry

The Arden Hotel


Harmony Health & Beauty

Skin Saver Offers for September!

🌟 Course of 3 New Skin Treatments £195 (Includes Mirco-Dermabrasion, Full Face IPL and LED Mask )

🌟 Course of 3 Nanopore Microneedling treatments with Meso Therapy for just £495

🍁 Post Summer Skin Saviour Facials 🍁

iS Clinical Fire and Ice Facial Just £85 this Month

iS Clinical Tri- Active Facial Just £55 this Month

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+Add LA Collagen stimulation, Skin Tightening and LED Mask to any compatible facial for just £50! Worth over £100!

To be purchased in September 2020, T+Cs Apply.

Visit to book

Harmony Health & Beauty Clinic
6A Union Street
01789 263695


Eat Out to Help Out

The official government scheme may have finished but there are lots of eateries around Stratford who have amazing offers still on.

Check what you favourite restaurant is offering here


The award-winning TOWN WALK is back walking!

Stratford Town Walk has a large pool of fabulous guides who cannot wait to begin guiding again and sharing their love of Stratford and Shakespeare with visitors.

The safety of visitors and guides is paramount so it will not yet be possible to offer public walks on a 'just turn up basis' but a Covid-19 risk assessment and necessary paper work has been completed and Covid Guide training has taken place and VisitEngland has certified them as 'GOOD TO GO'.

From 1 August private Town Walks for single household groups can be booked..  The walks will be available on demand, any day, any time (subject to guide availability and sufficient notice).  Payment will be required in advance.

The special fee for this private walk is only £10 per adult, £5 per child (under 16yrs) with a minimum fee of £30.

TO BOOK A PRIVATE WALKING TOUR, PLEASE CALL 07855 760377 (any time between 9am and 6pm) or email

More information at



L'Occitane En Provence
30 Bridge Street
CV37 6AE


Diva September Offers

Diva Brows & Beauty
34 Wood Street
07539 709768


The 2020 annual Mop Fair in Stratford-upon-Avon will take place on Sunday 11 October and Monday 12 October.

The Charity Mop is on Sunday 11 October from 15:00 until 23:00. The Main Mop is on Monday 12 October from 11:00 to 23:00 and will be formally opened by the Chairman of Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Stratford's associated 'Runaway Mop' - these dates are still to be confirmed.

Visit for more information

History of Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair

Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair has its origins in hiring agricultural and domestic labour, set out some time during the reign of Edward III and provision of the statutes of labourers. The date is set for 12 October (or is moved if 12 October falls on a Sunday), and as a pleasure fair it remains a key date in the Warwickshire calendar. In the 1950s, during the prominence of railway travel, a plethora of special trains were laid on to ferry the local population to and from the fair.

Stratford Mop has an associated 'Runaway Mop' one week later. The tradition of this is from the need for employers to reconsider and re-hire any staff before committing to a full year's work. This street fair has a tradition of exciting and up-to-date riding machines, as well as maintaining loyal old-fashioned rides. The fair is also renowned for the open roasting of pigs and oxen, and the atmosphere remains at a premium right up until its midnight closure.


Stratford-upon-Avon’s 4 day Victorian Christmas Market is promising to be a winter wonderland of fun and seasonal joy.

This FREE ADMISSION event is planned to run over 4 days from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th December 2020.

Thursday 11.00am until 8.00pm

Friday & Saturday 10.00am until 8.00pm

Sunday 10.00am until 5.00pm.

Visit for more information


Get 25% off up to four hours parking at the NCP in Rother Street

Prebook using this link

Prebook discounted NCP parking

This offer runs until November 2020.


Whats on at the Stratford Playhouse?

Stratford PlayHouse


Advanced booking only (adhering to Government health and safety guidelines)

14 Rother Street
CV37 6LU

Box Office:01789 333990



On at the RSC


The Riverside Cafe and Rocket ice cream van are serving

The Riverside Cafe is open for take away tea, coffee or beer and watch the swans go by on the River Avon.

Open daily from 10am to 4pm for takeaway, serving a great selection of freshly made cakes and hot and cold drinks. If you're in the mood, alcohol is served from 12 noon. You can visit either the Riverside Cafe or the 'Rocket' ice cream van at the front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

If you are an RSC Patron or Member - don't forget your membership card - all normal discounts apply.

Outdoor performances

titled Shakespeare Snapshots, are to continue throughout September. Actors from the ensembles that were due to perform The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors this summer have been staging 45- minute shows during August to socially-distanced audiences in the Dell gardens in Stratford.

The non-costumed pop-up performances are different each week, featuring speeches and sonnets and curated by members of the company. Shakespeare Snapshots will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month for 45 minutes at 1pm and 3pm each day.

Family Trail

Family Trail on The Bancroft Terrace by the RSC Theatre on Waterside. Featuring a series of interconnected floor-based vinyls, families are invited to join estranged twins Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus and their servants Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse on a perilous journey across the ocean in search of their long lost brothers.

Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare’s hapless heroes as they brave storm, shipwreck, strange new worlds, high-seas and high-jinks to be re-united with their long-lost family once more with this fun and colourful journey through Shakespeare’s fairy-tale farce!


The RSC theatres may be temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but you can share the love of Shakespeare online and enjoy shows, features and other work even while the theatre is closed.

What's online


The RSC have partnered with the BBC to bring audiences six shows as part of the Culture in Quarantine initiative. All six are now available on iPlayer, including Macbeth, with Christopher Eccleston in the title role and Hamlet.

You can also sign up for a 14-day free trial on performing arts streaming service Marquee TV. Marquee has 18 shows available, including Richard II with David Tennant, and King Lear with Antony Sher.


With theatres closed and all live performances of Shakespeare's plays suspended, turn to the playwright's poetry. RSC actors in lockdown are performing 90 of his sonnets, which the RSC are publishing on YouTube throughout the spring and summer. 


Perform a speech, paint a picture or bake a cake – join the largest ever celebration of Shakespeare by audiences in RSC history. Share your Shakespeare and see how other people have shared theirs.


Dive into the Shakespeare Learning Zone, go behind the scenes and see how actors approach the plays with Live Lessons and watch videos exploring key moments and relationships from Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespeare Unlocked.


Celebrate Midsummer with activities and short films inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Watch Pyramus and Thisbe's online date, see a masterclass in acting from Nicholas Bottom, discover the untold story of a faerie abduction and more...


Activities for children from ages 2, 4, 6, 8 and above, from warming up your body to telling a story and making a bear for The Winter's Tale. Free activity sheets, films and crafts inspired by Shakespeare.


Subscribe to the RSC YouTube channel to explore a huge range of videos, including scenes from shows, interviews with actors and creatives, and behind-the-scenes insights into how RSC productions make it to the stage.


Find out more about the life and times of William Shakespeare himself, and delve into RSC past productions of his plays with plot synopses, photos and video.


Discover more on the RSC in lockdown here


Jo Malone

Jo Malone

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Jo Malone
19 Bridge Street
CV37 6AB


Amazing news!

Shakespeare's birthplace

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Henley Street reopened to the public on 1st August with ‘We’re Good to Go’ safety accreditation for COVID-19 safe attractions

After being closed for more than four months and with a lot of thought and hard work, Shakespeare’s Birthplace has been awarded Visit Britain’s new ‘We’re Good to Go’ safety accreditation for COVID-19 safe attractions, with new measures in place across the Birthplace, garden and shop. All visitors will be required to wear face coverings, follow a one-way route, and maintain social distancing of 2 metres throughout. In order to manage capacity and to ensure the comfort and safety of visitors.

Tickets must be pre-booked through the online ticketing system on Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast 

While the other 4 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust houses are closed visit the Museum From Home

Just some of the ways you can encounter Shakespeare with the Birthplace Trust while their sites are closed to visitors

Short Film Shakespedia What was Shakespeare really like?
Poetry Celebration Creative challenge Zoom virtual background
Shakespeare virtual pub quiz Colour Shakespeare's family homes


The Literary Festival WINTER WEEKEND is scheduled for 20th-22nd November 2020 and with a brilliant programme either online or hopefully live.

Read more about the plans here