Press Page

How do I get a press pass?

All journalists must pre-register to qualify for press accreditation. Complementary press tickets are provided first to those working to commission. Whilst we will try to accommodate all Press personnel, allocation will be limited. Please contact us to pre-register

Photographers’ passes

We only accredit 10 photographers, and they are entitled to enter the parade area at their own risk.

Can I arrange interviews prior to the Festival?

Where the interview relates to the writer or performer appearing at the Festival we will do everything we can to facilitate this.

…and at the festival?

Yes. We will arrange the best access possible. There will also be a briefing for the press in the Press Office prior to the parade.

Can I obtain recordings of Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations?

If you want a feed from a particular event, and the speaker agrees, we can arrange that with our tech crew. There is a nominal fee of £25 per event.

Can we film the parade?

Access to the site can be made available for discreet crews. Filming other events apart from the Birthday Parade is generally not permitted.

Foreign television companies may purchase festival footage. Please contact us to gain access to footage.