Your Visit

The Stratford Literary Festival takes place in Stratford Play House (formerly Stratford ArtsHouse)

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


All venues can accommodate wheelchairs and those with mobility issues, and there is an accessible toilet at the Stratford Play House. All venues have step free access. Please contact us here if you have particular needs or require a seat close to the stage due to hearing or sight challenges. Stratford Play House has a hearing loop in operation.


Stratford is well served for car parks and there is a pay and display car park next to the Stratford Play House on Rother Street.

Car Park Information


Stratford has hotels and B&bs to suit all budgets. Find out about where to stay here.  


There is plenty to do not only in Stratford but in the region with the RSC Theatre, Shakespeare Birthplace Properties, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and the Cotswolds.

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For the Festival's Terms and Condition click here.


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