Shakespeare’s Globe theatre burns down.

In 1613 during a performance of “Henry VIII” sparks from a cannon ignited the thatched roof of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre.

Years later, in 1926. the “Shakespeare memorial theatre” in Stratford-upon -Avon also burns down in a fire.  A new one was commissioned and was awarded to Elizabeth Scott where it stands today. Recently it was re-furbished at an eye watering £113 million.

There are three other theatres in Stratford: “The Swan”, re-opened in 1986, “The Other Place” a small studio theatre and an open air theatre nearby.

Look out for further details on our website for Shakespeare themed tours. Next year we will be releasing details of our “Heart of Merrie England” tour an overnight break in a country hotel which will include a visit to the splendid medieval fortress that is Warwick Castel, a world famous garden, a tour through the Cotswolds and Oxford.

Numbers are strictly limited so to get a seat on the best tour in the UK book early!

Hope to see you then.


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