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Everyman is redefining cinema. Bringing an innovative lifestyle approach to our venues, where you swap your soft drink for a nice glass of red wine and a slice of freshly made pizza served to your seat.

We create a warm and friendly atmosphere, with an excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service. With a wide array of mainstream, independent and classic films, special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there is something for everyone at Everyman.

Everyman is also arriving in new towns and cities across the UK over the coming months and years.



The Royal Shakespeare Company stages the work of Shakespeare, his contemporaries and the most exciting new writers and performers of today.

Since it was founded in 1961 the world famous theatre company has trained generations of the best theatre makers – including some well known stars – and it continues to nurture the talent of the future.

The company’s work begins its life at the Stratford-upon-Avon workshops and theatres [currently the RST and Swan, but due to officially open next year the new The Other Place] and they share it with audiences across the world through touring and residencies; cinema broadcasts, education programmes and online activity.

They also work with new writers to commission and produce new plays on anything from feminism, race or religion to the nature of modern America or the politics of football.Currently at its helm is artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon. The Prince of Wales is the RSC’s president and Her Majesty the Queen is the theatre company’s patron.

For more details visit www.rsc.org.uk



THE curtain was raised on the Stratford ArtsHouse in April 2014, following an £1.8 million refurbishment and rebranding.

The building, formerly known as the Civic Hall, is owned by Stratford Town Trust, but last year a new charitable trust was formed to run the redeveloped venue.The space hosts theatre, music, visual and performing arts shows as well as other events – organizations can also hire it privately or use it for meeting spaces.

The refurbishment brought to life an exciting and modern multi-purpose venue in the heart of the town – boasting new staging, lighting, better seating and air conditioning, as well as a wonderful new atrium area, idea for exhibitions.

Now, celebrating its first anniversary, the ArtsHouse has a full programme of events from every genre of the arts – in both the professional world and supporting local community work.

For more information visit www.stratfordartshouse.co.uk




Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse was opened on 2 May 1997 by Sir Ben Kingsley, following a petition signed by more than 2000 people asking for a local cinema. Since then the Picturehouse has become a part of the community, playing the best of both mainstream and independent films as well as regular Screen Arts productions from top venues around the world, including the New York Met Opera, the National Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.

Join us in our bar and sample some of Stratford-upon-Avon’s finest drinks and warmest welcomes! The bar is situated on the first floor and has an all-weather balcony for those balmy summer days and evenings. Free Wi-Fi is available if you are looking for a spot to meet for business. A range of organic and Fair Trade teas and coffees is served alongside a formidable line- up of delicious wines, beers and spirits from around the world.





The Bear Pit Theatre is a little cultural gem in the heart of Stratford.

It was born after the Bear Pit group, which was formed in 2008, fought hard to find a suitable venue to host the town’s drama societies, musical organisations and visual arts groups, and in 2013 it announced that a partnership with the United Reformed Church in Rother Street meant that it could open a ‘little theatre’ – a perfect and versatile space for shows exhibitions, demonstrations, rehearsals and workshops.

Following this the group secured the lease on the space at the back of the church – the result (after much fundraising by the group) a wonderful studio theatre, a 100-seater, which transforms well for all styles of performance. It also has its own bar.

Last year Kim Hartman, well known for her role as Private Helga Geerhart in all 96 episodes the iconic BBC comedy series ‘Allo ‘Allo, accepted the theatre company’s invitation to become its patron.

For more details on the theatre’s programme or booking The Bear Pit Theatre visit www.thebearpittheatre.co.uk



The Attic Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon was really established in 2009 by Tread the Boards Theatre Company, the in-house acting company.

It was originally a timber yard known as Cox's Yard but was converted to a theatre in the late 90s and used as a conference room.The theatre was rarely performed in until Tread the Boards Theatre Company, established by Catherine Prout and John-Robert Partridge, took it over.

The auditorium has 89 seats spread out on three sides and is located on the top floor of the old timber yard, with the original Victorian beams on show within the lighting rig of the venue.

Tread the Boards are proud to call themselves the “Number One Fringe Theatre in the town”. They perform up to 12 productions a year and the Attic also plays host to various other companies that use the space.

For more information visit www.treadtheboardstheatre.co.uk or www.theattictheatre.co.uk

Theatres, Cinemas & Concert Venues

Royal Shakespeare Theatre / Swan Theatre
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB
0844 800 1110  

The Attic Theatre / Tread The Boards
The Lazy Cow, Stratford upon Avon
07952 819557

The Arts House (Civic Hall)
Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU
01789 207100

Magic Alley Theatre
21 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
0844 824 8600 
The Bear Pit Theatre
The United Reformed Church, Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6LU 

01789 403416

The Picture House
Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon , CV37 6NL
0871 902 5741

Warwick Arts Centre,
Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL
024 7652 4524

Stratford Musical Theatre Company
Various venues, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LR
01789 296123

The PlayBox Theatre
The Dream Factory, Shelley Avenue, Warwick, CV34 6LE
01926 419555
 Bridge House Theatre
Warwick School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PP
01926 776438 

Loft Theatre Company
Victoria Colonnade, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3AA
01926 426341  
Royal Spa Centre
Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4HN
01926 334418  

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