Pride of Stratford Award winners for 'Best Tourism Initiative of 2013'


ALL NEW Birthplace Lightshow for Christmas 2014
We are delighted to announce that an ALL NEW 3D lightshow has been developed and will be projected onto Shakespeare's Birthplace for Christmas 2014.
The Lightshow will premiere on Thursday 27th November 2014 at 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm and 7.00pm
It will then be shown every evening from Friday 28th November until Sunday 14th December 2014 at 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm and 6.00pm
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The Birthplace 3D Lightshow Spectacular which was projected onto the Birthplace from 21st November to 19th December 2013 has proved a major success in bringing visitors into the Town Centre and also promoting Stratford throughout the UK and in countries around the world.

An estimated 60,000 people came to one of the Lightshows
Marketing activity reached 24,000,000 people around the world
The Guardian newspaper rated it as one of the top Christmas Light displays in the UK in 2013
Great example of people working together for the benefit of their town and local economy with over 300 people giving up their time to support this community project
36 local organisations and independent businesses sponsored the project
There are now 10 Youtube videos with over 2,000 views already, which will obviously continue to grow and promote our town
There are currently over 3,000 results on google when searching on 3D Shakespeare Birthplace Lightshow
The show was broadcast on the BBC and on French national television
It has been featured on various media in coutries from far and wide including Holland, France, Jamaica, the USA, Ireland, China, India, Syria, Australia, Germany, Argentina and Dubai.

If you missed the Lightshow, you can watch a video of the show below.
Symon Powell

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The opening perfomance was watched by thousands of spectators and the Christmas lights switch on was an added bonus. Our picture gallery of the evening can be seen here.


24 page guide to Christmas in Stratford upon Avon - view here