Press and Trade Pass

Many of the attractions and hotels in the area are pleased to offer free admission / hospitality to visitors representing the tourism industry, including Press and Visit Britain travel agents.

The Press Pass allows free entry to the bearer and an accompanying person. It can be used only once at each of the attractions listed below. The pass is to be used during normal opening hours only. The pass may not be copied and is not transferable. Further proof of identity may be required upon arrival. Please note that the Press Pass does not include entry on special events or bank holidays, so please check with us before visiting.

Shakespeare’s England also operates a Trade Pass for individuals working in the travel and tourism industry.

If you are in the Trade, a journalist visiting the area or for general press enquiries please email Ryan Merriman at or call 02476 633 636.

Press & Media

October half term in Shakespeare’s England

Halloween themed activities, shopping and craft markets are just some of the fun events taking place during the October half term. Shakespeare’s England members will be hosting an array of activities during the holidays to keep everyone entertained – many of which have a spooky theme. For children with no fear of creepy-crawlies, Stratford Butterfly […]

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New property joins family short break for visitors to Stratford and Warwick

Ettington Chase, near Stratford-upon-Avon, has extended the accommodation choices for families visiting Stratford and Warwickshire on the Stay Play Explore Warwickshire short break. The Stay Play Explore family short break celebrates the range of visitor attractions and experiences in Warwickshire including Warwick Castle, plus attractions in and around the home of William Shakespeare, offering a […]

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Town Ambassadors coming to Warwick this summer

From Tuesday 24th July, two ‘Town Ambassadors’ will be visible around Warwick giving directions to visitors, guiding them to the main attractions or shopping areas, distributing town maps and showing them to the Visitor Information Centre if they need leaflets, souvenirs or tickets from the box office there. Grace and Harry are university students studying […]

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Summer with Shakespeare: Take part in crowd-script artistic installation of Romeo and Juliet

This summer, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is collaborating with award-winning sound and visual artist Thor McIntyre to create an experimental art installation based on Romeo and Juliet, with a twist: this is the story not as Shakespeare penned it, but as it lives on in our hearts and minds. Threads of the Unsaid is an […]

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Purity Brewing Company toasts award wins

Warwickshire-based craft brewer, Purity Brewing Company, is celebrating a round of awards at the SIBA Midlands Beer Competition. Judges consisting of industry experts and fellow brewers awarded Purity with the trio of awards at a prestigious ceremony held at Nottingham Rugby Club on 28th June Purity’s Lawless Lager and Mad Goose pale ale took home […]

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Internationally Bestselling Author, Jodi Picoult, Leads Lit Fest’s Autumn Line-Up

The Stratford Literary Festival will be hosting a major author as part of its autumn line-up. Jodi Picoult, the American author of 24 internationally bestselling novels, will be appearing on Sunday 28th October, talking about her new novel and kicking off a short season of events. She is a writer who is never afraid to […]

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Sarah Roy sprints to Stage Three victory in Royal Leamington Spa

Sarah Roy sprinted to victory in Royal Leamington Spa at the end of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour’s longest stage, heading home Giorgia Bronzini and Marianne Vos at the finish of the third stage of the race. Fourth place for overnight leader Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), combined with time bonuses taken at the intermediate Eisberg […]

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NAEC Stoneleigh exhibiting with Conference Coventry & Warwickshire at The Meetings Show 2018

NAEC Stoneleigh is delighted to be exhibiting with Conference Coventry & Warwickshire at this year’s Meetings Show. Chris Hartley MD of NAEC Stoneleigh said: “The Meetings Show will help us continue to position NAEC Stoneleigh as a venue of choice for large indoor and outdoor events. It is clear from the conversations we are having […]

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The OVO Energy Tour of Britain is coming to Warwickshire

Britain’s biggest professional cycling race will be coming to Warwickshire for the very first time. Racers from around the globe will descend on the county as it hosts the fourth stage of the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain. It will officially start in Nuneaton town centre, make its way around Warwickshire and end in […]

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Dads go Free on Father’s Day at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Combining history, atmosphere, drama and more, there couldn’t be a better Father’s Day outing than a trip to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. This year we are marking the occasion by inviting all Dads and Grandads (accompanied by paying children and or grandchildren) to enjoy free entry to Stratford’s award-winning attraction, enabling them to explore the […]

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From Recession to Progression – The Bell Celebrates A Decade of Devotion 2008-2018

The Bell celebrates its 10th anniversary of ownership and management under the wing of the Alscot brand. Back in 2008, after the tenancy fell back into the hands of the Alscot Estate, owner Emma Holman-West had little choice but to open and run the pub in-house. It was, at the time, both a very brave […]

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Rare sketch showing women’s exclusion from political debate 200 years ago to be displayed in Parliament

A rare watercolour sketch depicting the reality of women’s exclusion from political life 200 years ago will go on display for the first time, in the UK Parliament. The sketch, attributed to Lady Georgiana Chatterton c.1821, depicts the ventilator, an attic space above the old House of Commons Chamber that women used to observe political […]

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