Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

A different way of celebrating

This year’s Shakespear's Birthday Celebrations will be held virtually on Friday 23rd April. Please click here for details.

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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

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Discover or re-live Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations through our archive of photographs and films.

Help us illustrate the story of the tradition by sharing your own photographs and film with us.

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There are many ways that you can help to secure the future of Shakespeare’s annual celebrations in the town where he was born, raised, schooled, married, retired and ultimately buried.

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The traditional Birthday Celebrations enables Stratford-upon-Avon to extend a hand of cultural friendship to many national and international visitors who come to join in the festivities each year. Unfortunately, the covid pandemic has once again prevented the community from physically staging the 2021 event.

However, we are confident that by next year we will be able to celebrate his 458th birthday in style, but all is not lost for this year. The Town and District Councils have collaborated with many key stakeholders in the town to enable this virtual Birthday Celebrations to be staged. The tribute will be aired on Friday 23 April at 11:00am and can be accessed via the link

We are greatly indebted to all those who, by their help and support, have made this presentation possible.