From tours to exhibitions, unrivalled views and stunning food, you can spend your days as well as your nights at the Royal Shakespeare Company.Read More
Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most delightful plays in the repertoire. Wilde called it ‘A trivial comedy for serious people’ and this reflects the sparkling humour and mischievous sophistication of this great play.
Wilde created a cast of brilliant characters and gave them many unforgettable lines on such crucial subjects as cucumber sandwiches, the unfashionable side of Belgrave Square, and the cloakroom at Victoria Station. And then there is the handbag!
Waggly tails, furry manes, and everything that buzzes, flies or crawls about: it’s all about beasts and bugs, as a mini-version of the CBSO takes the youngest members of the family on a magical musical safari – from the King of the Beasts to the squiggliest creepie-crawlie!Read More
The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! Based in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, this quirky attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art, in particular; kinetic art and automata.Read More
This August The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction has a host of treats and activities in store for families. Every day in August enjoy Maypole Dancing, The Knights School, The Art of Alchemy and Storytelling in the beautiful medieval garden.
The Knights School is calling all young squires- draw your swords and defeat your enemies! In this fun activity, boys and girls will learn skills needed to thwart enemies and slay dragons!
You can step into a magical world of alchemy in the medieval medicine garden. Medieval myths are unveiled in this demonstration teaching how herbs were used to cure ills and alleviate ailments.
Unlock your imagination under the beautiful Yew Tree. Watch as the Costumed Characters bring to life stories of bravery, trickery, love and betrayal.
The award-winning team will be bringing medieval tradition and fun to life– visit to discover what everyone is talking about!
A visit to Canterbury is not complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval adventures at one of the City’s most loved visitor attractions!
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life; a unique introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection.
Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, where you will meet their first of the costumed guides, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. To continue your experience, you are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide (commentary available in six languages together with a special version in English for children). Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy.
Your journey ends with their second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket – be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage.
Discover Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, a unique Arts & Crafts gem nestled in the Surrey Hills. See stunning Victorian paintings and sculpture before treating yourself in The Tea Shop. Wander to the nearby Grade I listed Watts Chapel or visit G F and Mary Wattses' home, Limnerslease.Read More
Birmingham’s most iconic historic building - Town Hall
For more than 180 years, Town Hall has been a hub of civic and cultural life in Birmingham. From classical to comedy to rock to pop, it’s now one of the city’s most versatile venues.At 70 feet high, the Town Hall organ case is as tall as 2 double-decker buses standing end on end. The largest metal pipe is 35’ 3” long – the height of an average house.
Symphony Hall: An Acoustic Marvel
Symphony Hall is an architectural triumph and one of the world’s best concert acoustically. It’s built in the traditional shoebox shape of the great 19th century halls, but with innovations developed by renowned acoustic consultant Russell Johnson.
Many famous musicians including Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Grieg, Sibelius, Dvorák and Elgar were involved in the city’s famous musical festivals of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Famous premieres include Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles, The Kingdom and The Music Makers.
There is a 90 minute Tour available to explore one of the world’s finest concert halls visited by over 11 million people.
See where the stars relax by visiting a dressing room. Learn about the world-famous acoustics and design. Find out some hidden secrets!Read More
One of the UK’s most fascinating visitor attractions. Whether you are looking for a family day out or a quiet stroll in beautiful surroundings, Quex Park look forward to welcoming you to Quex Park in Birchington, East Kent. Quex Park is home to the Powell-Cotton Museum and the Powell-Cotton family’s extraordinary collection of natural history, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. Quex House, the Powell-Cotton family home, invites you into the lives of this remarkable family. You can also step back into the world of Victorian horticulture by exploring the beautiful gardens.
There's plenty going on for everyone, to find out more click here..
t the centre of it all is the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre.
Situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, the 1,040-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the main thrust stage auditorium.
A Grade II listed building which retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, it re-opened in November 2010 after a three-year transformation project.
The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are open daily from 10am when you are welcome to explore. You can:
- Enjoy a meal in the Rooftop Restaurant
- Take a Theatre Tour
- Book a ticket to go up the Tower for stunning views of Shakespeare's home town
Of course you shouldn't make the visit without seeing a performance.
The RSC want to make sure as many people as possible have a great first experience of Shakespeare and theatre. They produce large-scale exciting stories at Christmas for families, specially created Shakespeare productions aimed at young people which tour to schools and theatres around the UK and short new plays by writers alive now who are are as exciting and daring as Shakespeare.
For whats on and ticket check out the RSC website
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