We're joining forces with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Stratford-upon-Avon Library for the return of the annual Fun Palace on 7th October. The event is part of Fun Palaces 2023, a free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture. 

All activities are free and take place from 10am - 3pm at each venue. The event is suitable for all ages and participants can collect stamps at any of the locations to receive free refreshments kindly provided by the Crowne Plaza. The trail is designed to allow people to drop in at any time and visit one location or all, though sessions at Stratford-upon-Avon Library are run at specific times throughout the day.

Stratford Town Trust Activities at the Crowne Plaza are as follows:

10.00 Opens

Stalls all day with information sharing, arts and crafts sessions and Stratford upon Avon Fire engine will be onsite. 

10.30 Stephen Grace - Rock Painting

11.30 Drumming with Janice

12.30 Rag Wreath making with Val Rainbow 

13.00 Singing with Tora Wilson 

14.00 STAMP choir performance

14.30 Phoenix Players performance

Day finishes at 15.00 


Mary Lee, Community Hub Manager said: “Working in partnership with these brilliant organisations in Stratford gives everyone the chance to have a go at being creative, trying something new and most importantly, have fun!

Each Fun Palace celebrates the unique skills and passions of local people – run by, for and with the local community. Since 2014 over 45,000 people have made 2500 Fun Palaces with 800,000 people taking part. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Fun Palaces Weekend of Celebration.

See here for full details of all the activities


Date and Time
Saturday 7th October 2023

Bridge Foot,
United Kingdom,
CV37 6YR