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The Stratford Literary Festival takes place in Stratford Artshouse

Some events may take place in a different venue so please check the programme carefully.

It's a lovely town to visit anytime, so combine your visit with an overnight stay, a visit to The Shakespeare Birthplaces, a performance at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a walk by the river.

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Our Hotel Partners:

Macdonald Alveston Manor
Falcon Hotel
The Arden Hotel
Hallmark Welcombe Hotel

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All events, except where stated, take place at:
Stratford ArtsHouse
14 Rother Street,
Stratford upon Avon CV37 6LU
or in The Bear Pit or United reformed Church which are 1 min walk from the ArtsHouse.

All events are an hour long unless otherwise stated.

Disabled access: please check with the Box Office for each event.

Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

Seats are unreserved for most events. We may offer reserved seating for some events in the Auditorium. Please enquire on booking.

We reserve the right to alter the programme or substitute performers if circumstances dictate.
Please go to our website at or check our social media pages before travelling for the most up-to-date information.

All details and prices are correct at time of going to press.

Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years of age). Children aged 14 to 16 may attend alone but must be delivered and collected by a responsible adult. We cannot accept responsibility for unaccompanied children. Adults attending an event with a child are expected to buy a ticket.

There may be a collection for charities we support at some of our events.

The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.

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