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Hall's Croft - Stratford-upon-Avon
Hall's Croft - Stratford-upon-Avon - a watercolor by John Davis ©

Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. With easy road, rail and airport access, it is the perfect place for a vacation or short break. Facilities for conferences and smaller business venues are excellent.
Come wander through these Stratford pages, get a taste of Olde England - and make your plans now. Using the Stratford district as a base, you can enjoy the delights not only of Shakespeare's hometown, but also the nearby surrounding shire counties of Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. Enjoy Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds to the south, Worcester and the Malverns to the west, Warwick Castle and Henley in Arden to the north, and all within an hour's journey of Stratford itself.


Here you will find hundreds of pages of information on: accommodation, eating out, drinking and relaxing, romantic breaks, theatres, places to visit - Shakespeare's houses and the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon with its parks and gardens on the banks of the river Avon. Come visit Stratford-upon-Avon and enjoy our lovely town.

Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre.

The RSC theatre has a very busy schedule for their Spring/Summer 2022 season with programmes by Shakespeare and other authors:

Spring, Summer 2022 (February - June, 2022):
– Much Ado about Nothing
- Henry VI: Rebellion
- Wars of the Roses

New Autumn/Winter 2022 Programme (TBA):

If you are planning to visit Stratford plan early especially during special occasions.

See our What's On programme for more details as they become available.

For the current theatre schedule showing at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) which has programmes from Summer to Winter 2022.

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Stratford-upon-Avon has a very rich and varied programme of events and activities see our What's On for 2022 throughout the year: theatres, arts, music in the parks, river racing, river cruising, walks along the river or simply relax and take in the atmosphere that is Shakespeare's Stratford.


Royal Shakespeare Theatre Schedule for Spring to Summer 2022:

Welcome to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Spring and Summer 2022 season with Shakespearean drama and various of other works.
Much Ado about Nothing: 4 February, 2022 - 12 March 2022 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre).
In an imagined futuristic world, two very different couples fall in love – but who is really pulling the strings? A story of matchmaking and manipulation, dastardly plots, hilarious slapstick and some of Shakespeare’s wittiest dialogue. The perfect way to celebrate the joy of live theatre.
Author: William Shakespeare, Director: Roy Alexander Weise making his RSC debut.
Henry VI: Rebellion: 1 April 2022 - 28 May 2022 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre).
Henry VI: Rebellion hurtles through one of the most turbulent periods in English history. With fighting and division in the corridors of power at an all-time high, ordinary men and women start to speak out. Performers from our Next Generation Act young company and Shakespeare Nation community participants join a professional cast.
Author: William Shakespeare, Director: Owen Horsley with Gregory Doran
Wars of the Roses: 11 April 2022 - 4 June 2022 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre).
A thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s three-part Henry VI saga of nationhood and power. The tussle for the English crown escalates to the battlefield and the families of Lancaster and York drench their brutal conflict in sweat and blood. Deceit, betrayal and murder at every turn. Who will emerge victorious?
Author: William Shakespeare, Director: Owen Horsley

Mad Museum, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

New MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum now Open in Stratford-upon-Avon:

The MAD Museum (Mechanical Art & Design) showcases Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk. Located on Stratford-upon-Avon’s highly popular Sheep Street, MAD houses an exciting assortment of exhibits which are superbly engaging for all ages. Think Health Robinson mixed with a Scrapheap Challenge and a hotchpotch of futurist mechanisms and then stir it all up with mind blowing creativity and ingenuity. Come and immerse yourself in an eccentric world full of wacky creations, clever design and interactive entertainment!

New Tourist Office for Stratford-upon-Avon:

Stratford-on-Avon District Council in partnership with Stratford-upon-Avon College recently opened a ‘Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon' new tourist office at Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon. They will include sales of tickets to local venues and provide an important information facility for visitors and tourists. Telephone: 01789 264 293.


Festivals and Events in Stratford-upon-Avon 2022


Stratford-upon-Avon is a wonderful place to enjoy throughout the year.
Programme of Events for 2022 (will be updated with dates as soon as advised):
- Stratford Victorian Christmas Market (tba Dec 2022)
- Dragon Boat Race (tba Sept 2022)
- The River Festival (tba July 2022)
- Stratford Literary Festival (3 - 8 May 2022)
- Festival of Motoring (tba May 2022)
- Stratford Food Festival (17-18 Sept 2022)
- Stratford Races (from 14 March - 27 October 2022)
- Stratford Fringe Festival (June)
- Rotary Shakespeare Marathon (tba April)
- Sunday Bandstand Concerts (Summer)
- Stratford Mop (the town becomes a Fairground in October)
- Christmas Lights and Christmas Shopping.

William Shakespeare's Birthplace Parade Stratford-upon-Avon - photo by QuinSolve©

Stratford is a delightful town which can easily be walked around and explored on foot or using the hop-on, hop-off bus service operated by the Shakespeare Trust, who manage the five Shakespeare Houses in and around Stratford..

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