In 2016 the world will commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. This special anniversary year is a truly unique opportunity to visit his home town Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire to celebrate the lasting legacy of the world's greatest playwright. Start planning your visit to Shakespeare's England in 2016 to see one of his plays performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, tour his Birthplace, pay your respects at his grave at Holy Trinity Church or simply walk in his footsteps and explore the place he called home.
In 2016 Shakespeare’s England will play host to a range of new openings and exhibitions to celebrate the Bard's lasting legacy. These include a new immersive theatrical exhibition at the Royal Shakespeare Company; a reimagining of Shakespeare’s final home at New Place and Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall will open to the general public for the very first time.
See What's On for more information about the events throughout the region that are taking place to celebrate this special anniversary year or see the content hub below. Many of the hotels and accommodation providers in the area are offering special 'Shakespeare' packages, see Where to Stay for a list of recommended hotels.
Download the full 2016 press release here Press Release - Shakespeare's England in 2016 final.pdf
For more information on special annivesary activities follow the online conversation using #Shakespeare2016