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 contact Tanya Aspinwall, Press & Manager on or call 01926 624991 or 07810 118074.

Press & Media

Local businesses urged to support the OVO Energy Women’s Tour

Companies across Warwickshire are being urged to support the OVO Energy Women’s Tour when it comes to the county – for business or pleasure. Warwickshire is the first county to stage a start and finish the third year running in the race – which is the premier female cycling event held in the UK. Starting […]

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Double Celebration for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall celebrates its second birthday and the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare with a weekend (21 and 22 April) of storytelling dedicated to the Bard himself. Visitors will be treated to the story of Not Just William by Tell-Tale Presents, which takes young William on an adventure on what started out to […]

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Assignment Media choose NAEC Stoneleigh for the launch of the 4×4 & Pick-Up Show

Assignment Media, organisers of the Great British Land Rover Show which runs at NAEC Stoneleigh every November have chosen the venue for the launch of the 4x4 & Pick-Up Show which will take place in June this year. The show is the only event of its kind in the UK to target both the 4x4 […]

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OVO Energy Women’s Cycle Tour to return to Warwickshire

The leading female professional cycling road race in the UK cycling calendar will return to Warwickshire for a record breaking third year running. The world’s top female racers will compete in the OVO Energy Women’s Tour, which is coming back to the county in June. Warwickshire will host the third stage of the event on […]

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Shakespeare’s England announces a new appointment within English Tourism Week

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, has announced a new appointment within English Tourism Week which runs from 17 – 25 March. Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England met the local MP for Stratford-upon-Avon, Nadhim Zahawi on 23 March as part of Constituency Day which falls on the last Friday of English […]

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The perfect family break for £185!

The amazing Stay Play Explore gift voucher is the perfect present for that hard-to-buy-for family. For just £185 you can give a gift that all the family will enjoy. Whether it’s an adventure at Warwick Castle, a visit to the beautiful Butterfly Farm or a trip back in time at Shakespeare's Birthplace, there’s plenty in Warwickshire to keep all the family entertained. […]

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Royal recognition for the Globe, Warwick!

On 2nd November 2017, Oakman Inns & Restaurants, owners of The Globe in Warwick, were celebrating after being commended by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at St James’s Palace in London. Oakman Inns is one of 40 organisations (and the only pub group) honoured with this year’s Princess Royal Training Award for creating […]

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Festive fun in Shakespeare’s England!

Enjoy plenty of festive fun in Shakespeare’s England with a host of seasonal activities.   There's something for everyone; you can get the chance to see Father Christmas, listen to festive plays and carol concerts, enjoy candlelit tours, craft fairs & markets and see a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of A Christmas Carol! Shakespeare’s England […]

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In its fourth year the annual Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give is returning to Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall over the weekend of November 4th to 5th and we hope to celebrate another record year of visitors and sales.   There will be over 40 artists exhibiting more than 500 pieces of original lovingly made hand crafted art, offering […]

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Shakespeare’s England launches Explorer Pass

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, is delighted to announce the launch of its new visitor pass which is a first for the region. The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare’s England enables visitors to purchase a 1, 2, or 3 day pass to visit up to 19 different attractions and offers exceptional value for […]

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Shakespeare’s England wins prestigious Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Cultural Award

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, has won a prestigious Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Cultural Award for the second year running. The organisation won the award in the Business Tourism category. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 21 September at Coombe Abbey Hotel.   Members of Shakespeare’s England who also won […]

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Experience the wonders of Shakespeare’s England in 2018!

Experience the wonders of Shakespeare’s England in 2018 with a host of exciting events and activities for all the family. See two new exhibitions at Compton Verney and six new summer productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, book into a new boutique hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, celebrate several anniversaries at key attractions and take part in […]

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