Warwickshire’s award-winning art gallery. Compton Verney is home to six diverse collections of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world, including British Folk Art, Chinese bronzes, British Portraits and works from Northern Europe and Naples. You can also find objects of inspiration and original textile designs by Enid Marx in our Marx-Lambert Collection. The gallery is set within 120 acres of Grade II listed park, landscaped by Capability Brown, the most eminent landscape architect of the eighteenth-century. Today the grounds still reflect his ‘pleasure grounds’ of sweeping grassland, ornamental lake and Cedars of Lebanon for which Brown is…
The Old Slaughterhouse
A hidden gem in the very heart of Stratford – The Old Slaughterhouse Arts and Heritage Studio is a place to visit, learn and explore. With seasonal exhibitions, events and a full workshop and activity programme. The Grade ll listed slaughterhouse is steeped in local heritage – records dating back to the early 17th century reveal it as a site for rope-making, wine merchants and then butchers.
Orchestra of the Swan
Orchestra of the Swan is based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Since 1995 Orchestra of the Swan has had its home in Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon where in 2016-17 it celebrates its 21st Anniversary. OOTS is Associate Orchestra at Town Hall Birmingham with other Residencies at Number 8 Pershore, Huntingdon Hall Worcester and Malvern Theatre. To find out more about forthcoming concerts in Stratford-upon-Avon visit http://www.orchestraoftheswan.org/
The Belgrade Theatre is one of the most dynamic producing theatres in the country offering an exciting mix of entertaining and engaging live experiences all under one roof. It is the only professional theatre in Coventry and so acts as both the city and region’s commercial and producing theatre. We are also highly respected for our ground-breaking community and education initiatives. With a distinctive and brave artistic policy designed to cater to and develop the different audiences in and around Coventry, productions range from large scale tours such as West End musicals like Blood Brothers to home produced shows like…
Royal Shakespeare Company
One of the world’s best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and new writing, throughout the year in Stratford-upon-Avon. Showcasing two thrust stage auditoria, the 1,000 seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre and 450 seat Swan Theatre, bring audiences and actors closer together in the best possible setting to experience live theatre. If you don’t have time to see a performance then why not enjoy the stunning views from the Tower, discover theatrical secrets on a Theatre Tour, spend time exploring the award-winning The Play’s The Thing exhibition, relax with a coffee at The Other…