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The Events
July 1st and 15th
Farmers Market
01789 267000
First and third Saturday of the month. 9am – 3pm

Stratford-upon-Avon Farmers’ Market is one of the best examples of its type in South Warwickshire. Each fortnight, the market features over 30 traders selling a range of goods as well as 20 stalls of crafts and the unusual situated around the Historical American Fountain.

July 1, 3, 4,
RSC -Titus Andronicus
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Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment and poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen) returns to direct this bloody and brutal play, where the decay of Rome reaches violent depths.
July 1st and 2nd
Stratford upon Avon River Festival
01789 292718
For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive and 2017's event will feature more free events and activities than ever before, whilst also welcoming back a host of old favourites by popular demand.
July 1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29
RSC - Salome
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In Oscar Wilde’s lyrical, one-act drama, he reinvents Salome as a powerful and enigmatic figure, both erotic and chaste. Owen Horsley, Associate Director on the King & Country season, directs our first ever Oscar Wilde production in Stratford-upon-Avon. This new production revels in the beauty of this poetic masterpiece.
July 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
RSC - Vice Versa
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Director Janice Honeyman (The Tempest, 2009) piles on the physical fun in this side-splitting comedy romp, lovingly ripped off from the Roman comedies of Plautus. Writer Phil Porter (A Mad World My Masters, The Christmas Truce) creates a riotous new farce of servants, mistaken identity and a talking monkey!
July 4th
Stratford Races - evening meeting
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Tuesday racing event

July 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 26, 27
RSC - Julius Caesar
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Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling in the corridors of power. Opening the Rome season, Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer, Don Quixote) directs Shakespeares epic and thrilling tragedy as the politics of spin and betrayal turn bloody and brutal.
July 8, 10, 15, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29
RSC - Antony and Cleopatra
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Following Caesars assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, Othello) returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeares tragedy of love and power.
July 13th, 7.30pm
An Audience with Ann Widdecombe
01789 207100
One-time Shadow Home Secretary and long-serving Tory MP Ann Widdecombe has reinvented herself since leaving Parliament. Her inimitable performances on Strictly Come Dancing and her pantomime turns alongside Craig Revel Horwood have made her a popular and familiar face on stage and TV. Theatres and festivals absolutely love hearing her talk about her life which still involves serious debate and regular TV documentaries.
Bhangra Dance Workshop
01789 201806
When the crowds have left and our beautiful buildings are quiet, we invite you to try something different. Sample a wide range of specially programmed talks and workshops 'After Hours'.
July 16
Stratford Races
01789 267949
Sunday event 
July 23rd
Stratford Races
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Sunday meeting
July 26, 27, 28, 31
RSC - Venus and Adonis
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Artistic Director Gregory Doran revives his unique version of Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic poem using narration, music and puppetry. This little-known gem was Shakespeare’s first bestseller, weaving together comedy, tragedy and beautiful poetry to tell the raunchy story of Venus and her obsession with handsome Adonis. Created in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre, the home of British puppetry, Venus and Adonis is ‘witty, erotic and ingenious’ (Guardian).
July 31st - August 6th
World Shakespeare Congress
01789 204016
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, headquarters of the International Shakespeare Association will co-host the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, based in not just one but two locations: in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, and in the city where he made his name – London. Celebrating Shakespeare’s memory and the global legacy of his works, this unique quartercentenary congress brings together over 1,000 academics, researchers and artistic practitioners in the greatest gathering of Shakespearians anywhere in the world. More information at