Stratford-Upon-Avon has got so much going for it.
Mischief Festival At The Other Place
This year's spring festival of new work at the RSC's learning and development hub includes a double bill of plays exploring global questions such as the 'disappearing' of protesters in Latin America.
65th Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival
The theme of this year's festival is peace and reconciliation. Festival highlights include actors Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack reading an extract from Shakespeare's Cymbeline.
- Discussion/Panel Event
Romeo And Juliet
Erica Whyman directs Shakespeare's tale of doomed lovers featuring Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the title roles.
Sam Kenyon's musical charts the life of the theatre director Joan Littlewood, responsible for revolutionary productions such as Oh, What A Lovely War! Directed by Erica Whyman.
Visit the half-timbered building, with its extensive ground to the rear, where William and his brothers and sisters were born and brought up.
- Stately Home
The Stratford Town Walk
An award-winning two-hour guided tour around the area where William Shakespeare lived, following in his footsteps from birthplace to grave.
- Guided Tour
An independent national art gallery set in grounds designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown which have been the subject of an 11-year restoration project to return them to the original plan.
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
The building where the young Shakespeare took his lessons with 40 other boys, in a room above the municipal offices where his father, a Guild member, also spent much of his time. Visitors can try their hands at some Tudor-style homework.
- Tourist Attraction
Mary Arden's Farm
Explore the sights, smells and sounds of a real Tudor farm with geese, milking displays and falconry, and visit the house where Shakespeare's mother grew up.
- Stately Home
National Trust: Charlecote Park
For the past 700 years the house has been home to the Lucy family. Its great chimneys and mellow brickwork it sums up the essence of Tudor England. Outside there is a deer park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and a formal garden.