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What's on in 2016 

Stratford-upon-Avon Festivals, Parades, Art, Entertainment


Stratford-upon-Avon is alive with the arts throughout the year. As well as the professional theatre performances at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Civic Hall Theatres and other venues there are also the many and varied active amateur groups who perform a variety of events throughout the year.To find out more about them select from the list below, or find their performances throughout the Stratford-upon-Avon Programme of Events for 2012.

Stratford Programme of Events for 2018

Stratford and District Local Artists
Stratford's Music Societies
Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
If you are planning to visit Stratford plan early especially during special occasions.

The RSC theatre has a very busy schedule for spring and summer 2016 offering the following Shakespeare plays:
Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cymbeline and at RSC's Swan Theatre: Doctor Faustus, Don Quixote, The Alchemist,
and a mixed bag of other entertainments.


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Of course Stratford is also the ideal fun or family destination with the upcoming:
- 15th annual Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival between 2-9 October with a huge variety of classical, jazz and folk concerts plus an Opera Gala evening, a family concert at the Croft Preparatory School with a performance of Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood plus the famous weekday Lunchtime Series in the Town Hall.  The many international names include cellist, Natalie Clein, Countertenor, James Bowman with an evening of Elizabethan words and music in the Guild Chapel, pianist Melvyn Tan and the opening concert, Baroque by Candlelight, in Holy Trinity Church with celebrated trumpeter, Crispian Steele-Perkins and the Handel Players. For ticket and programme information see website or phone 01789 298197 for details.


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 a full set of programmes throughout Winter and through to spring 2013.



For accommodation choices in Stratford-upon-Avon:

B&Bs / Guesthouses in Stratford
B&Bs / Guesthouses out of Stratford
Hotels in Stratford
Hotels out of Stratford
Private Houses in Stratford
Private Houses out of Stratford
Pubs & Country Inns
Farms & Country Houses 
Self-Catering Apartments & Cottages
Country Houses outside Stratford
Holiday Parks + Camping + Caravanning
Late Availability in Stratford