Celebrate the birthday of the Bard

Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Head to Shakespeare’s home town and join in the annual party that marks the anniversary of the playwright’s birth.

Every year for the last two centuries, visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon have joined in celebrations to mark Shakespeare’s birthday.

The weekend-long party brings together performers, artists and fans from all over the world to remember the legendary Bard. The revelry and merriment includes street entertainment, Tudor party games and re-enactments of famous scenes – think the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.

Head to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage for a slice of birthday cake, or take the Sonnet Ferry across the River Avon, where actors from the RSC on board the ferry will recite the playwright’s most popular sonnets as you drift across the water.

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