Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations

Shakespeare’s birthplace commemorates the life of the great playwright each year with two weeks of parades, street theatre and music.

Shakespeare’s birthplace commemorates the life of the great playwright each year with two weeks of parades, street theatre and music. Even if you don’t know the words to Macbeth off by heart, there’s bound to be something that will interest you. For children there are puppet shows and creative activities like making Yorick masks, while the adults can watch the processions or the live music, which ranges from folk to Latin rhythms (not sure what Shakespeare would have made of the samba). Also part of the festivities is Cervantes Day, as the Spanish writer died on the same day as Shakespeare. Expect flamenco dancing and paella sampling in the streets.

Location map

Map showing the location of Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations




Getting here by train

There are comprehensive services serving Stratford-upon-Avon train station, including those to and from Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.

The station is a gentle ten minute walk from the town centre, where the Shakespeare Centre can be found.

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations Nearest Train Stations

Stratford-Upon-Avon Station 1.1 km
Stratford-Upon-Avon Parkway 2.6 km

Visitor information table

CityStratford
CountryEngland
AddressVarious venues around Stratford
Telephone01789 204016
Dates April to May
Websitehttp://www.shakespearesbirthday.org.uk/
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