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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.
Newly Reopened RSC Theatre.
Stratford has just recently enjoyed their wonderful World Festival season and had a very successful
season in 2012 for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
If you are planning to visit Stratford plan early especially during special occasions.
The RSC theatre has a very busy schedule for the Spring and Summer for 2013 with programmes by
Shakespeare and other authors:
- The Icebook
- The Winter's Tale
- The Empress
- As You Like It
- A World My Masters
- Titus Andronicus
- All's Well That Ends Well
- Antony and Cleopatra.
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
Stratford-upon-Avon has a very rich and varied programme of events and activities
see our What's On for 2013 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 Summer 2013:
Welcome to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Summer 2013 season with Shakespearean tragedy and comedy,
Jacobean satire set in the 1950s and new writing from Mark Ravenhill and Tanika Gupta.
The Winter's Tale: 24 January - 23 February 2013 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre), Lucy Bailey directs
Shakespeare's uplifting tale of forgiveness and reconciliation following her acclaimed 2012 production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Hamlet: 14 March - 28 September 2013 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre) Shakespeare's compelling tragedy
Hamlet comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Jonathan Slinger takes the title role directed by RSC Associate Director David Farr, following
their acclaimed 2012 collaborations on Twelfth Night and The Tempest.
The Empress: 11 April - 4 May 2013 (Swan Theatre) Directed by Artistic Director of Kneehigh
Theatre, Emma Rice, this remarkable story uncovers unknown tales of nineteenth century Britain, the growth of Indian nationalism and the romantic
proclivities of one of our most surprising monarchs.
As You Like It: 12 April - 28 September 2013 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre) Rosalind and Orlando are
banished to the wild depths of the Forest of Arden from the oppressive court, where they discover freedom and love with mischievous and witty
consequences. Maria Aberg directs Shakespeare's pastoral romance following her riotous production of King John in 2012.
Titus Andronicus: 16 May - 26 October 2013 (Swan Theatre) Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy comes to
the Swan Theatre as Roman General Titus struggles to escape the horrors of a violent world. Directed by Michael Fentiman, making his directorial
debut for the RSC.
A World My Masters: 6 June - 25 October 2013 (Swan Theatre) London, Soho...1956. An outrageously
wicked and brilliantly plotted farcical satire of lies and lust, glamour and filth. Directed by Sean Foley, in his RSC debut, following his recent
production of The Ladykillers in the West End.
All's Well That Ends Well: 19 July - 26 September 2013 (Royal Shakespeare Theatre) Shakespeare's
touching and comic romance of mistaken identity comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre with Jonathan Slinger. Directed by Nancy Meckler following
her 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Candide: 29 August - 26 October 2013 (Swan Theatre) RSC Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill
responds to Voltaire's novel in a new play looking at one man's struggle for optimism when his life is overtaken by war, murder, natural disaster
and endless misfortune.
Antony and Cleopatra: 7 - 30 November 2013 (Swan Theatre) At the fringes of a war torn empire a man
and woman have fallen desperately, passionately in love. But for a soldier sent to enforce the imperial will and the queen of a people intent on
throwing off the yoke of empire, there is no place for personal desire.
Note: Programme produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company. Click here for a downloadable and printable copy of the
RSC Summer 2013 Programme.
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 62 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon (just down the street from Shakespeare's Birthplace).
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 2013
Stratford-upon-Avon is a wonderful place to enjoy throughout the year.
Programme of Events for 2013:
- Shakespeare's Birthday Parade (April)
- The River Festival (June/July)
- Stratford Literary Festival
- Stratford Food Festival (September)
- Stratford Races (throughout the year)
- Stratford Fringe Festival (June)
- Rotary Shakespeare Marathon (April)
- Sunday Bandstand Concerts (Summer)
- Stratford Mop (the town becomes a Fairground in October)
- Christmas Lights and Christmas Shopping.
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..
William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon - photo by QuinSolve©
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