Celebrate Shakespeare’s special birthday bash in his own hometown

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Celebrate 400 years of the Bard's lasting legacy at the spectacular street party that is Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford’s tradition of Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations dates back more than 100 years and is a magnificent event. There really is no better place to spend a cultural holiday celebrating the birthday of England’s favourite playwright than in his own beloved hometown.

Street entertainment and birthday-themed cultural activities happen throughout the picturesque riverside town with an impressive mix of pageantry and performance, including a grand birthday procession through Stratford-upon-Avon’s historic spine. 

2016 is a very special year for this part of the country, as the region celebrates thoughout the year to mark 400 years since Shakespeare died, with 3 brand new attractions opening in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the occassion including Shakespeare's schoolroom, a reimagined New Place (his final home) and a fully immersive theatrical exhibition in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre. 

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