Full programme of events

Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with fireworks and activities for the whole family.

Wednesday 23 April

Ask Greg: Twitter Interview
Artistic Director Gregory Doran took to Twitter for the very first time, to answer your questions.

Birthday Party Craft
Children aged 3 - 7 participated in free crafts sessions in the Swan Reading Room.

Our spectacular Fireworks display was held outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, after our evening performance of Henry IV, Part I.

Saturday 26 April

Birthday Procession
Shakespeare's 450th Birthday Celebrations Procession which will leave the Great Garden of New Place in Chapel Lane at 10:30am on Saturday 26 April. Find out more at www.shakespearesbirthday.org.uk 

Family Activities
Free crafts and theatre skills workshops for all the family, from 11.30am

Theatre Skills Workshops
Free workshops are anyone aged 11+ from stage fighting to voice and text in the Swan gardens.  Workshops start at midday.

Live Music
Discover live music around the theatre between 11.15am-1pm and 4.15-6pm

Sonnet Ferry
Listen to sonnets as you cross the river on the traditional ferry from midday.

Birthday Performance
This year's Birthday performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is Henry IV Part II and takes place at 7.15pm.  Tickets can be bought from the RSC Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1110

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