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

Free entry to Shakespeare’s family homes as part of National Lottery #ThanksToYou campaign

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery, players are being offered free entry to Shakespeare’s family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town, is one of the hundreds of National Lottery-supported visitor attractions that are taking part in […]

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Chef, Alex BALAN, is all fired up for his Pizza Challenge

Oakman Inns, one of the UK’s fastest-growing pub groups, and owner of three pubs in Warwickshire & W. Midlands, has been named one of the 16 finalists from over 200 entries at this year’s National Pizza Awards in what is, in every sense, a hot competition. The Oakman Inns team is hoping that their pizza […]

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On The Buses With Nadhim Zahawi MP

Stratford-on-Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi took time out from the current hectic Brexit machinations last Friday (or today) to visit his local bus and coach operator – Johnsons at Henley-in-Arden.  Peter and John Johnson, 3rd generation business owners were able to brief Nadhim, who is also Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), on […]

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Visit Britain Business Exchange 2019

Travel industry experts from around the world flew in to Stratford-upon-Avon to connect in the town for the first time – all thanks to Shakespeare’s England. The destination management organisation for South Warwickshire hosted VIBE - VisitBritian’s annual International Business Exchange - which saw its top representatives from across the globe, including Russia and Germany, […]

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Venture House supports local business growth

Successfully supporting small businesses and start-ups since 2016, Venture House in Stratford-upon-Avon is an innovative business centre.   The aim of the facility, which is based on Avenue Farm Industrial Estate, Birmingham Road, is to help entrepreneurs and start-up businesses take that next step towards achieving business success.   During the last year alone, more […]

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October Half-Term & Halloween in Shakespeare’s England!

Spooky ghost walks around the region’s most haunted historic venues, Halloween banquets and ghost walks are all on offer in Warwickshire this October – along with lots of family-friendly activities across half-term. Members of Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for South Warwickshire, are bringing the region’s rich ghostly history to life alongside offering exclusive […]

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Businesses urged: Play Your Part

Businesses can help Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre take a stride towards a fundraising target by taking a step in its new development that will make it more self-sustainable in the future. The Theatre, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, has ambitious plans for growth as Coventry heads towards UK City of Culture in 2021. It […]

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What’s On in Warwick

What's On in Warwick October 2019 onwards

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Autumn/Winter Events

Autumn Winter Events guide 2019

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House Party on Henley Street for Museums at Night

Shakespeare’s Birthplace will be hosting a house party with a twist, as part of national Museums at Night festival. On 1 and 2 November, outrageous characters from yesteryear will come to life for a House Party on Henley Street, featuring mischievous hosts Puck and Ariel, who will travel through time to introduce guests to a […]

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Major writers and broadcasters lead Literary Festival’s winter line-up

The Stratford Literary Festival will be packing some of the most respected writers and veteran broadcasters into a weekend of events this November In a programme of events running from 1 to 3 November, the Festival will transport you from the world’s newsrooms to India of the Raj and even fair Verona, over three days […]

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Warwickshire’s top tourist attractions promote region at London Marylebone station

Warwickshire descended on the country’s capital and brought historical figures to life to showcase top tourist attractions and the great public transport links. Knights, Princesses, Shakespearean characters and even a chauffeur all dressed the part for two days of shouting about the county in London. Representatives from Warwick Castle, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, British Motor Museum, […]

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