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

Purity Brewing Company wows the crowds at Wembley with national award win

Warwickshire brewery, Purity Brewing Company, has been named Business of the Year Less Than 50 Employees at the national SME Business Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, which took place at Wembley Stadium on Friday (7th December), celebrated Britain’s industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs. Purity lifted the trophy to rapturous applause after being named the winner […]

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Orchestra of the Swan Fundraiser Success

A world-renowned orchestra from Stratford has received a huge financial boost after a successful fundraising drive. In just one week, the Orchestra of the Swan managed to generate a massive amount of cash as part of ‘The Big Give’. Generous individuals donated through The Big Give’s website between November 24 and December 3 in a […]

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Coventry & Warwickshire’s Fascinating Facts

The Coventry and Warwickshire region has a fascinating history and one that is filled with hidden facts that some may find very interesting. Do you know that Mick Jagger filmed a music video in Leamington or how the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry got its name or the famous connections that The Bell at Alderminster has? […]

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Shakespeare’s Women in the Spotlight

This winter, innovative all-female acrobatic theatre group Mimbre will shine a light on the women of Shakespeare’s plays in a visually enthralling promenade performance staged in the gardens of Shakespeare’s New Place, the site of the Bard’s adult home in Stratford-upon-Avon. From 11 – 15 December, step into the world of Fierce Sisters as they […]

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Success at Academic Venue Awards for Warwick Conferences

Warwick Conferences has confirmed its position as a leading conference and events venue by winning the Best Conference Venue (over 300 delegates) accolade at the Academic Venue Awards. Held at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 27 November, Warwick Conferences won the award after demonstrating its high-quality service to event organisers and the benefits to […]

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Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon to open in January 2019

Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon, formerly The Falcon Hotel, will open its doors at the end of January 2019 and officially open on 4 February after a multi-million pound major restoration project. The Grade 2 listed historic building, which dates back to the 16th century, has been painstakingly restored over an 18 month period and […]

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Coombe Abbey & Bicester Village launch VIP experience

An award-winning Warwickshire hotel and a designer outlet shopping centre have joined forces to launch a VIP experience. A little bit of retail therapy and an overnight stay at a historic venue is now on the menu at Coombe Abbey Hotel. The 12th century venue has an exclusive partnership with Bicester Village, which can be […]

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Purity Brewing Company launches first ever collaboration brew

Purity Brewing Company has launched its first ever collaboration beer, Pure Helles Lager. This very special creation has been brewed in partnership with Germany’s Bayreuther Brauhaus, part of the Maisel’s family, which is one of the leading brewers in Germany and one of Purity’s long-standing partners. Pure Helles is a 5% Helles-style lager following the […]

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Christmas at FarGo Village

Coventry’s Creative Quarter has got Christmas all wrapped up with their range of non-traditional Christmas events on offer this festive season. The Vegan Christmas Festival is among the highlights of a packed events schedule at FarGo Village on Far Gosford Street. FarGo Village is the home of a range of specialist vegan shops including The […]

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Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church, Warwick

The Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival, which opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 29 November and continues until Sunday 9 December 2018. This year the community led ‘Warwick Poppies’ display runs alongside the Festival and marks the 100 year anniversary of the […]

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Christmas at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm is inviting families to join them for a fabulous Christmas Fairytale this year on Saturdays and Sundays from 1st to 23rd December and on Christmas Eve. The Farm's owner, Nick Laister, is excited about this year's event, which sees a massive expansion from previous years: "At our magical event, visitors can enter our […]

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Vintage Trains brings The Polar Express™ to the heart of Birmingham

Vintage Trains is proud to host THE POLAR EXPRESS™ in Birmingham for Christmas 2018. Prepare to experience the magic and charm of the 2004 motion picture, theatrically re-created on a steam train so that the whole family can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of this classic children’s tale. • Full theatrical re-creation of […]

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