Your Visit

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

Staying overnight? Click here to book places to stay

Festival Small Print:

All events, except where stated, take place at:
Stratford ArtsHouse
11 Rother Street,
Stratford upon Avon CV37 6LU

Some events take place in the Bear Pit Theatre and United Reform Church, both of which are less than a minute's walk from the entrance to the ArtsHouse.

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

Most seats are unreserved. We will be offering reserved seating for some events in the  Auditorium. Please enquire on booking.

Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years of age). We cannot accept responsibility for unaccompanied children. Children over 14 may attend alone but must be delivered and collected by a responsible adult. For adults attending the Children’s Book Day  there will be refreshments available all day.

We reserve the right to alter the programme or substitute performers if circumstances dictate.

Go to or on Twitter @StratLitFest for the most up-to-date information.

Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

All events are an hour long unless otherwise stated.

All details and prices are correct at time of going to press.
Please check our website before you travel.

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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