The Bard’s Night: a feast of an evening in celebration of William Shakespeare.

Book now for an outstanding evening of Shakespeare linked entertainment, music, and dramatic performances on Friday April 20, 2018 at Stratford ArtsHouse, on the eve of the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations Weekend and the Stratford Literary Festival

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 AmbulanceService and the British Red Cross (Fire & Emergency Support Service)

The Bard’s Night is a highly enjoyable feast of food, drinks and astonishingly good performances, which proved very popular last year.
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.

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