Theatre Breaks

Take a theatre break in the birthplace of William Shakespeare...

Shakespeare’s England makes the perfect getaway for those seeking a little drama in their lives! From the iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon to a host of pioneering venues, you will find outstanding entertainment to suit all tastes and budgets. 

Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous son William Shakespeare undoubtedly put this pretty Warwickshire market town on the world stage and it is justly proud to be the home of the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company – at its imposing home on the banks of the River Avon. The recently redeveloped Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres regularly wow audiences of all ages and nationalities with its Shakespeare productions, as well as showcasing works from contemporary playwrights.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, the RSC have reopened The Other Place, a creative hub and rehearsal space for RSC productions, home to the Festival of new writing and the new Page to Stage guided tour which offers the public the opportunity to get backstage access and to view over 30,000 RSC costumes. 

If more intimate drama is what you’re after then look no further than The Attic Theatre, home to Tread the Boards Theatre Company. This hidden gem provides its three rows of audience members with a highly personal experience and stand-out performances.

Stratford ArtsHouse is a new and exciting modern multi-purpose venue offering a diverse range of arts and cultural activities throughout the year. From classical concerts to comedy nights, literary events to Christmas shows, you are bound to find an event to fit your bill.

Just 15 miles down the road from Stratford in historic Warwick, the Playbox Theatre also known as The Dream Factory is one of Europe’s leading arts operations for children and young people and stages productions throughout the year. It is a family-friendly venue with excellent facilities.

With so much on offer for culture enthusiasts, why not book a theatre break and stay overnight or for a few days to soak up the fantastic arts scene in Shakespeare's England? For hotels in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick, visit Where to Stay, and for places to eat, browse the Food and Drink section of our website.