It is with enormous regret that we will not be going ahead with the Spring Festival because of Covid-19. We are following Government guidelines, and protecting our team, speakers and audience.

If you have bought tickets online or on the phone then the cost will be refunded direct to your payment card as soon as possible. This may take a few days.

If you bought tickets from the Box Office at the Play House, then purchases made by card will be refunded automatically. You will need to get a refund in person if you paid in cash. It is open 11am-3pm Tuesday to Saturday but as this may alter due to ongoing changes, please be reassured you will be refunded once it reopens. You can contact the Play House here.

Our WINTER WEEKEND is scheduled for 20th-22nd November and we will be back then with a brilliant programme. In the meantime, keep well and safe and we look forward to seeing you soon

About Us

Celebrating its 13th year in 2020, The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is we run a programme of education events in local schools as well as workshops in prisons helping prisoners write bedtime stories for their children.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.

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Please note: Literary Festival events are usually an hour long, unless otherwise stated. Authors will sign copies of their books at all events. We reserve the right to substitute speakers or format of an event if the need arises. We advise people to check the website prior to the event to ensure there has been no change to the programme. Tickets are not refundable or transferable unless an event is cancelled completely. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and the Festival accepts no responsibility for them.
The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.