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

ShoeMed launches The Shakespeare Shoe

The world’s first shoe dedicated to William Shakespeare has been created in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon to honour his legacy in the region. The Shakespeare Shoe is a real leather shoe which is decorated with select quotes from the Bard and will be sold exclusively in the town of his birth. The idea came from […]

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust collections help tell survival stories of the first British women to settle in America

Four rare items from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s world-class museum collection in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, are to feature in an exhibition in America that tells the story of the first women to arrive in the British colony of Jamestown in West Virginia over 400 years ago. A white linen sheet, which was among the possessions of […]

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Thumbs up for children’s menu at 3 pubs in Warwickshire & West Midlands

For some time, Oakman Inns – the pub group which operates The Globe in Warwick (which is re-opening following a substantial refurbishment on 12th October), The Four Alls in Welford-on-Avon and The Beech House in Solihull - has been concerned that the limited choices on children’s menus might be discouraging young diners from trying new […]

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Plenty of Festive Family Fun on offer at the British Motor Museum!

The British Motor Museum is inviting families to join in with plenty of motoring-themed festive fun from 8 - 23 December. Activities include a Christmas Trail, Elf Tours, Christmas craft weekends and ‘Meet the Explainers,’ whilst in the New Year there is lots on offer including a brand new Mini Trail celebrating the iconic car’s […]

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Illuminated Evenings to return to Fairytale Farm

Illuminated Evenings are back for 2018 at Fairytale Farm, the children's adventure farm just outside Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. The farm will light up the lights on Saturdays and Sundays from 13th October to 23rd December, and Monday 24th December. Fairytale Farm owner, Nick Laister, explains: "The park will be open all day as normal, […]

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Christmas at the Shakespeare Family Homes

Christmas is a magical time to visit the Shakespeare Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy our breathtaking immersive production – Fierce Sisters; hear fascinating tales and traditions of Christmases past, or embrace your inner creativity in our festive craft workshops, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. Highlights include: Fierce Sisters A dazzling, immersive winter experience […]

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Stratford Park Golf Club celebrates 25th anniversary

The most important figure at the 25th anniversary of Stratford Park Golf Club was not produced on the 18-hole course, but off it. More than 10 former captains turned out to celebrate the occasion at the course just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, which has been transformed from farmland to one of the finest courses in the area. […]

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Shakespeare’s family homes to be re-created in China: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust signs exclusive contract with Fuzhou Culture & Tourism Investment Company Ltd

Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place will be re-created in the People’s Republic of China under an exclusive Co-operation Agreement signed today (28 September 2018) by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Fuzhou Culture and Tourism Investment Company Ltd. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites […]

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Purity Brewing Co. announces new partnership with Brewer’s Goose

Warwickshire’s Purity Brewing Company has agreed a new partnership with start-up agri-food business, Brewer’s Goose. The environmentally conscious brewery, which has pure sustainability at its heart, is now donating spent grain to Freddie Hammond, MD of Brewer’s Goose, who rears free-range geese on his uncle’s farm in Beeby, Leicestershire. Brewer’s Goose aims to produce the […]

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Eden Hotel Collection celebrates new AA Rosettes and Red Star ratings

The Eden Hotel Collection is delighted to announce that three of its hotels - Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa near Leamington Spa; The Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden and The Greenway Hotel & Spa near Cheltenham - have been recognised by the AA in this year’s prestigious awards. Members of the team from […]

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Celebration of arts, culture and science at the Henley Street Fun Palace

Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous street is to be transformed into a street party from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, 6 October as part of a FREE nationwide celebration of arts, culture and science. Catapult plague-ridden jelly babies, create a LEGO movie and see dinosaurs come to life are just some of the fun-filled activities for all […]

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Theatre industry figures archives to be opened up to the public

The professional and personal archives of three significant figures in the 20th century theatre industry are to be catalogued and made available to the public for the first time in a joint project between the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company. A cataloguing archivist will begin work this month on the 18-month RSC […]

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