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All aboard for this tempestuous adventure across stormy seas to the island where magic happens! Loosely following the plot of The Tempest, adventurers will use movement, music and imagination...


the tempest

children's workshop

drama adventures


Brace yourself and get yourself some braces for a smart AND silly show about Shakespeare. Roll up to receive a highly comic lesson on the Bard, from unconventional educators: Shirley Halse and Howard Butcher...


shakespeare 101

shirley halse &

howard butcher

An exciting display of local bard themed art and crafts people! Including printmaker Phillip Kingsbury, letterpress artist Dennis Gould, and Sculpter Jim Pilston, among others. Items for sale!

visual arts



Viola and Olivia engage in a sparkling battle of wits in this scene by the IAE. The IAE is dedicated to bringing multi-cultural and multi-lingual productions to global audiences


twelfth night

or the search for the common language

international actors ensemble

Cotswold Costumes are coming with a costume box full of things to try on! Take a selfie in a ruff or a doublet. 

Costume box

cotswold costumes

Calling poets of every age! Write your very own sonnet and share it with us! 

Sonnet tree

stroud shakespeare festival

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Come and make your own Tudor Rose brooch! Using natural felts, buttons, and a little bit of stitching, come away with a little of the history that inspired many of Shakespeare’s plays!


make a tudor rose brooch workshop

kristine raw


Bursting with love, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, Impromptu Shakespeare bring you an entirely new ‘Shakespeare’ play inspired by audience suggestions...

£9 / £7 Concessions



impromptu shakespeare


Blending many influences, The Shakespeare Heptet’s distinct sound is alluring and wholly contemporary, providing a stunning soundtrack to the sonnets.  Beautiful vocal harmonies, compelling rhythms...

£7 / £5 Concessions

the shakespeare heptet

the shakespeare heptet

Find Leonor in the Courtyard to make your own festival flower crown!


make a flower crown

leonor zavala platt

Follow a trail around the gardens and museum to find the quote and win a badge!

Children's trail

space productions


“A hey can’t you see, the storm clouds a-gathering? Haul away Joe!” 11 fisherman in oilskins and jumpers are preparing for a storm. To while away...

£10 / £8 Concessions

the tempest

stroud shakespeare festival


Sorelle, a new all-female operatic group, celebrate the music of Shakespeare. From Purcell’s ‘Fairy Queene’ to Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Sorelle will embark on a journey through the very best of musical tributes to Shakespeare...

£8 / £6 Concessions

sounds and sweet airs

sorelle singers

This Winchester based singer-songwriter duo perform a mix of original songs and covers in an indie-folk style, with some Shakespeare inspired music in-between!


the britons

rory blincow & rosie lewis

A splash of festival colour! Find Ella in the Courtyard - for the young and young at heart!

From £1

face painting

ella babbage

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Come and watch some adaptations of Shakespeare's work on Film!


shakespeare on film

stroud shakespeare festival

Museum in the Park
Stratford Park
Gloucestershire, GL5 4A
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