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 us at or call 01789 260 567 .

Press & Media

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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Warwickshire County Council leader tackles Edge Hill ahead of Women’s Tour

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, the leader of Warwickshire County Council, has experienced some of the steepest sections of the international cycle event which is coming to the county later this month – with the help of two friends. The third stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, which features top professional international riders, starts in Atherstone […]

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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall – Sir Hugh Evans meets Master Thomas Jenkins

Royal Shakespeare Company actor David Acton popped into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and met up with Alan Wales, who welcomes visitors to the Schoolroom as Master Thomas Jenkins, Shakespeare’s Schoolmaster. David will shortly start rehearsals for the RSC’s forthcoming production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which he plays Sir Hugh Evans, who, it […]

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Birmingham’s tourism sector sees most successful year on record

Birmingham’s tourism sector witnessed its most successful year in history last year, with hotel revenue, visitors numbers and visitor spend, all standing at a record high. The figures released today by the West Midlands Growth Company and research body Global Tourism Solutions (GTS), reveal Birmingham welcomed 41.8 million visitors in 2017, with subsequent visitor spend […]

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Weekend Park And Stride Scheme set for Stratford-Upon-Avon

A unique Park and Stride scheme launches in Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend thanks to a ground-breaking deal between Stratforward Business Improvement District (BID) and the team that run Stratford Hospital's car park. People who work in Stratford, and visitors, will benefit from cheap weekend and Bank Holiday car parking thanks to the new partnership that allows […]

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Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Unlock Their Stores for Free Tours

Curators at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum will be holding free tours of the art, ceramics and social history stores as part of the current exhibition Unlocked! The tours will give the general public a chance to talk to the curators in depth and ask questions to further understand what they do behind the […]

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Warwickshire stage of OVO Energy Women’s Tour to finish in Royal Leamington Spa

Organisers of Britain’s premier women’s cycle race are hoping spectators will “smell the roses” as well as drink in the atmosphere when it comes to Leamington Spa. The world’s top female racers are set to battle it out in OVO Energy Women’s Tour which is coming back to Warwickshire for a recording-breaking third year running […]

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