Stratford Poetry Festival 2015

Our 62nd year of celebrating poetry; with an exciting programme of events and recitals.

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Shakescraft Competition

Show us how you imagine New Place might have looked and win Minecraft goodies! 

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Take a Video Tour

A whistle stop tour around Shakespeare's family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Video Tour of the Houses

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  • Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Shakespeare's Birthplace


    Become part of the Shakespeare story

    A perfect introduction to William Shakespeare's Works, Life and Times.

  • Mary Arden's Farm

    Mary Arden's Farm


    Mother and folklore

    Discover all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Tudor farm.

  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens


    Love and marriage

    Fall in love with the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife.

  • Hall's Croft

    Hall's Croft


    Daughter and granddaughter

    Elegant home of Susanna Shakespeare and her husband Dr John Hall.

  • Harvard House

    Harvard House


    Stratford's hidden gem

    A beautiful Elizabethan town house in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.

"O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out"

Sonnet 65