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 Car. The Future. Me. exhibition opens at the British Motor Museum

This exciting, topical new exhibition exploring the future of the car is now open and will run until July 2020. Over the past 100 years, the motor car has made a big difference to social mobility around the world. Today our streets are more congested than ever and the car makes a significant contribution to […]

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Stratford’s future through innovative giant binoculars

Stratford-upon-Avon residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to contribute their hopes, dreams and imaginings for the future of their town in a series of free creative workshops as part of an innovative playable art project. I See the Future explores how people who live in Stratford imagine the future of their town in 100 […]

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‘Beauty’ flies into Stratford Butterfly Farm this summer!

Several stunning new butterflies and tropical birds have taken up residence at the Stratford Butterfly Farm in time for the summer holidays. After months of careful sourcing from their tropical butterfly farmers, the Butterfly Farm has introduced several butterfly species that have seldom been on display before. These include the ‘Dero Clearwing’, also known as […]

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Summer Events in Shakespeare’s England

Puppet show adventures, family festivals and outdoor theatre performances are all on offer during the summer across Warwickshire. Members of Shakespeare’s England are offering a whole host of exciting activities to keep children and parents entertained over the next few months and during the holidays. Ragley Hall will be hosting the much-loved Camper Calling family […]

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Orchestra of the Swan Announces its 2019-20 Concert Season

Founded in 1995 and now led by David Le Page, Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS), the Stratford-upon-Avon-based orchestra internationally renowned for its unique and distinctive sound, has recently announced its new 2019-2020 season residencies at the Stratford PlayHouse, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and The Courtyard (Hereford) following a highly successful 2018-2019 programme of concerts. Orchestra of […]

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Surprise delivery at Coventry’s Westwood Business Park

Companies at Westwood Business Park in Coventry got to sample the flavour of a new enterprise being launched right on their doorstep. Representatives from around the park were invited to the neighbouring headquarters of PET-Xi Training for a presentation – and were unexpectedly treated to a business lunch by Warwick Food & Drink, part of […]

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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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A summer of fun at the Shakespeare family homes

Open-air theatre, live talks and demonstrations, award-winning poetry and a murder mystery are among a summer of special events at the Shakespeare family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. The world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon — Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and Hall's Croft — are cared for by the […]

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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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