Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations 2024

This year's Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations will be held on Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 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 return to Stratford-upon-Avon in April, extending a hand of cultural friendship to many national and international visitors who come to join in the festivities.

During the Covid-19 pandemic when the arranging of a physical parade was not possible, we released a virtual celebration which was broadcast via YouTube. This can be accessed via the link

We look forward to welcoming everyone to Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 20 April 2024 for this year’s celebrations.