23-26 Apr 15
Stratford’s tradition of the Birthday Celebration dates back more than 100 years and brings together residents and visitors with people from the worlds of diplomacy, theatre, literature and academia in a vibrant mix of pageantry and performance.
Each year, Stratford-upon-Avon comes alive to celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday, particularly on the Saturday closest to 23rd April when a grand Birthday Procession parades through the historic spine of Stratford and finishes with the laying of flowers on Shakespeare’s grave at Holy Trinity Church.
Free street entertainment and special Birthday-themed activities are often provided at venues and locations across the picturesque town, including the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The RSC and a wide range of local businesses and community groups.
There really is no better place to celebrate the birthday of the world's favourite storyteller than in his beloved hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, so come and join in the fun!
Look out for further details of the next Birthday Celebrations.