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

MAD Museum’s Summer Design Competition

This Summer The MAD Museum invites you to invent a new weird and wonderful track part for MAD Marbles. If you have been to The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum recently, you will know there is an interactive wall for visitors to build their own marble runs on. Using inspiration from around the museum, […]

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Warwick Food & Drink launches in Coventry and Warwickshire

The award-winning catering within the University of Warwick’s conference, meeting and events business is graduating off campus. Warwick Food & Drink, part of Warwick Conferences at the University, has been catering on every scale for over 20 years on site with a reputation for exceptional food and service – and is now opening up its […]

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Exclusive gin for Warwickshire winner of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour

The world’s top female cyclists will be able to savour the taste of Warwickshire if they secure victory when a flagship race passes through the county. An exclusive gin distilled using locally-grown herbs is set to be handed to the winner of the Warwickshire stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour when it reaches […]

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Coventry & Warwickshire chefs competing in IACC competition

A trio of Coventry and Warwickshire chefs are preparing to compete for the chance to represent the UK on an international stage. Chef de Parties Ryan Dare and Ben Edwards, who are both from Coventry, and David Webb, who lives in Kenilworth, will be competing in the UK heat of the International Association of Conference […]

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Fundraising evening at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is opening its doors for a special evening to celebrate local businesses and to raise funds for Shakespeare Hospice. The event takes place on Tuesday 11 June, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm, and will see some of Stratford-upon-Avon’s finest businesses gathering to showcase their products and services. This promises to be an […]

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May Half Term at Stratford Butterfly Farm

There is plenty on offer for all ages at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm during the half term from 24 May – 2 June. Back in residence is the Orb Web Spider, also known as Nephilia inaurata. Unusually this spider is not displayed behind the safety of glass but can be found in a hoop suspended from […]

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Woodside Hotel Launches Afternoon Tea

Woodside Hotel in Kenilworth, Warwickshire will be serving traditional afternoon tea from 1st June 2019. Served daily between 2pm and 5pm in the hotel’s conservatory or outside on the lawns, guests can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes, macarons & fruit tarts, scones with cream & jam, and of course, copious amounts of tea/coffee. […]

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Coombe Abbey Hotel shortlisted for CHS Awards

A historic Warwickshire hotel is hoping to continue its winning streak after being shortlisted for another national award. Coombe Abbey Hotel has been announced as finalists in four categories for this year’s CHS Awards. The event, which is organised by national meetings and events industry specialist CHS Group, recognises the nation’s best hotels and venues […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon through a local lens

A new photographic exhibition at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will present a fresh perspective of Stratford-upon-Avon. Living with History is a collection of 14 photographs by William Mulryne that will be on display at Hall’s Croft café, between 18 May and 29 September. Hall’s Croft is the Jacobean home of William Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna, and […]

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Help bring the UK’s premier road race back to Warwickshire

Businesses and potential partners are being called upon to help bring the UK’s premier cycling event back to Warwickshire. The OVO Energy Women’s Tour will head to the region for the fourth year running in June, and Warwickshire County Council is on the lookout for a partner to make sure that the men’s edition follows […]

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May Half Term in Shakespeare’s England

Discover things to do during May half term in Warwickshire Art workshops, family activities and the chance to see behind-the-scenes of Antiques Roadshow will keep families entertained across the May half term holidays. Members of Shakespeare’s England are offering a whole host of unique activities to keep children and parents entertained during the break. At […]

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Johnsons win gold at UK Coach Awards

Johnsons Coach Travel of Henley-in-Arden took home gold for their Domestic Coach Travel Brochures at the UK Coach Awards on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The eleventh annual UK Coach awards were presented in front of a record-breaking audience of 400 people in a glittering ceremony at Viva Blackpool, the resort's stunning Vegas-style venue. Johnsons were […]

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