The Bard’s Night: a feast of an evening.

In celebration of William Shakespeare: an outstanding evening of Shakespeare linked entertainment, music, and dramatic performances at Stratford ArtsHouse, on the eve of Stratford Literary Festival and Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations Weekend.

Click the image to the left to see a video compilation of the 2017 event and click the image above to view the photo gallery from April 2017.

The next Bard’s Night will be on Friday April 20 2018.

The Bard’s Night celebrates the life of Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous son and the greatest literary genius in the English language – William Shakespeare.

There are many events that celebrate the works of Shakespeare, but The Bard’s Night focuses on the man, his life and achievements, and the influences drawn from his life in Stratford and London.

For 2018 the theme will be “The Elements” and in keeping with the chosen theme The Bard’s Night will support two charities on April 20: : Air Ambulance and the British Red Cross (Fire & Emergency Support)

The Bard’s Night is a highly enjoyable feast of food, drinks and astonishingly good performances and reservations for 2018 are over 100. Capacity is 300, so it is worth reserving places as soon as possible.

In 2018 Fred Theatre, Orchestra of the Swan, Diabolus in Musica and others will perform to the delight of the audience.


To be there on Friday April 20, 2018? No question.

Supported charity 2018

Performing partner 2018

Performing partner 2018

Media partners 2018