Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Birthday Celebrations

23 Apr 16

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Stratford’s tradition of the Birthday Celebration dates back more than 100 years and brings together residents and visitors in a vibrant mix of pageantry and performance. 

Saturday 23 April 2016

The town is planning an extra special celebration for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. One of the highights will be a traditional New Orleans jazz procession staged by the New Orleans Shakespeare festival. Live street entertainment across the town and a fabulous Shakespeare show broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the evening, followed by spectacular fireworks.

Keep checking back for more details of events at Shakespeare's family homes and around Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out more about Stratford's birthday celebrations.


Join us at Shakespeare's family homes for a free slice of birthday cake (while stocks last) and lots of fun throughout the day.

Don't forget to share your plans with us and say #HappyBirthdayShakespeare on social media!


Hall’s Croft

Knights and Nymphs Toddlers Party (12 - 4pm)

Come and join the fun at our annual Knights & Nymphs toddler party! Families with children under 5 can enjoy free entry to Hall's Croft gardens to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with us. Bring a picnic or treat yourself to our bbq and enjoy a fun day out with music, dancing, storytelling, face painting and lots of fairy fun! 


Related links:

Shakespeare's England - Birthday Celebrations

Shakespeare's Celebrations; Stratford-upon-Avon