Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Join us to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 June.

Family Workshops

The Dell Forest Garden
Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 June, 2–4pm

Join us in The Dell Forest Garden to discover how we can help the environment and the environment can help us. With opportunities to take part in citizen science, writing activities, and environmentally friendly crafts, everyone can take time to enjoy the gardens.

Free, no booking required, suitable for all ages.

Memories of Her Majesty

Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
Friday 3 June, 10am-4pm

Come and celebrate with us as we remember the Queen’s royal visits to Stratford-upon-Avon. See photographs and specially selected items from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Royal Shakespeare Company collections, as well as memory boxes created by local community groups.

Free, no booking required.

Take Part in the Online Gallery

Send us a photo of your memorabilia and share your story, whether written, filmed or in an audio recording. You might want to send us a short film you took when you stood to watch the Queen open the Swan water fountain on the Bancroft in 1996, a story of when the Queen opened the Town Hall, a picture of a medal, or perhaps you’ve even visited Buckingham palace to meet the Queen herself. 

Email Nicola on jubilee@rsc.org.uk to contribute your story by Monday 23 May.

Family Picnic in the Park

Bancroft Gardens
Saturday 3 June, 2-6pm

We will be joining in the town’s celebration, Stratford-upon-Avon's Platinum Jubilee Festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Take part in activities including flag making and memory making crafts. Our Dell Forest Show Garden will also be there, sharing stories and memories of the Queen’s visits to the theatre and Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Dell Forest Garden
Saturday 3 June, 2-4pm

To complement Picnic in the Park, we will host a relaxed and accessible picnic for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and may find the business of the Bancroft Gardens potentially overwhelming. Activities here include a scent garden featuring plants and herbs from Shakespeare’s plays.