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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

The region’s key tourism businesses attended the first virtual tourism forum

The region’s key tourism businesses attended the first virtual tourism forum, for key updates on the sector. The Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for South Warwickshire, Shakespeare’s England, hosted its first online tourism forum, with the industry’s leaders in the region gathering for the virtual update. Over 40 businesses were represented at the online event, which […]

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Coronavirus Time Capsule: Belgrade and Grapevine team up on youth project

Coronavirus Time Capsule: Belgrade and Grapevine team up on youth project A national initiative led by Company Three will be facilitated in Coventry for local teenagers With the closure of schools, cancellation of exams and the recent extension of lockdown regulations, the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a period of massive upheaval for teenagers around […]

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The Story of Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Story of Stratford Butterfly Farm Over 35 years ago Clive Farrell had a dream to create an attraction that would introduce visitors to the wonderment of butterflies. This dream became a reality in July 1985 when Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm opened its gates to the public. The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been welcoming visitors to […]

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Seeds for the Future: Belgrade Theatre seeks ways to stay connected

Artistic Director Hamish Glen takes courage from Coventry’s history of resilience as the theatre launches its Autumn Season Tickets for the Belgrade Theatre’s Autumn Season go on general release today with a whole range of exciting productions to look forward to when the lockdown is lifted. Highlights of the forthcoming season include the return of […]

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Closure for the first time in Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall’s 600 year history

Closure for the first time in Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall’s 600 year history reveals fascinating past Built in 1420 Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has contributed richly to life in Stratford-upon-Avon and been witness to countless fascinating chapters of history. However, ironically, it is as a result of the current Covid-19 outbreak that it has had […]

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RSC launch new celebration

David Tennant joins forces with the Royal Shakespeare Company for launch of #RoyalShakespeareCommunity #ShareYourShakespeare – A Global Celebration in partnership with Folger Shakespeare Library This Spring, the Royal Shakespeare Company will hand over its channels to the global community, in the largest ever celebration of Shakespeare by audiences in its history. Launching on 15 April, […]

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Community Support

Local businesses have come together to support front-line NHS workers and provide crucial necessities for their communities. Companies across the region have shown their support for key workers and vulnerable people with donations of surplus food, drinks and free treats for NHS staff. With companies coming together to help the most vulnerable during this global […]

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Enjoy Easter activities with the British Motor Museum at home instead!

Despite the restrictions associated with the coronavirus and having to temporarily close the Museum, the British Motor Museum has been working hard behind the scenes to create a range of Easter activities for families to do in the safety of their own homes. Families can take part in a quiz, a word search, a colouring […]

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Warwick Castle – free online resources

WARWICK CASTLE RAISES THE PORTCULLIS ON HISTORY WITH FREE ONLINE RESOURCES History experts at Warwick Castle have developed a range of free resources to support families across the UK with fun and educational activities. From printable colouring sheets, word searches and  quizzes to videos that explain key periods in  the castle’s almost-1000-year history, the new […]

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Warwick District Council’s response to Coronavirus

An update from the Leader, Cllr Andrew Day and Chief Executive, Chris Elliott Measures to combat the Coronavirus seem to be a way of life for us all now. Local infections and deaths are increasing rapidly, so we simply must remain vigilant and continue our preparations with steadfast determination.  Working together we will prevail, but […]

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Behind the scenes at Stratford Butterfly Farm

Whilst the country is currently in lockdown to help stop the spread of the virus, there is plenty going on behind the scenes at the Stratford Butterfly Farm. Although the Farm is temporarily closed to the public, a core team of workers have stayed behind to look after the butterflies, birds, fish plants and other […]

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Warwick Castle pledges support to local Food Banks

Pictured: Team members from Warwick Food Bank receive food donation from Matt Harrison, Kitchen Manager at Warwick Castle Warwick Castle pledges support to local Food Banks With growing shortages across UK food banks this week amidst falling donations, staff at Warwick Castle have been working hard to deliver food to locals in need at Warwick […]

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