Your guide to the best theatre break experience in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Photo credit: RSC

Whether you’re going with friends or family, on a date or a solo evening out, a trip to the theatre is a truly memorable time that brings many people joy and excitement. Now that we can all return to the stage, why not make the most of the entire experience? 

The Arden Hotel has partnered with the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre to bring our guests a memorable staycation with tickets to the new musical, The Magician’s Elephant. 

To ensure that your first trip back to the theatre is one to remember, we’ve put together our five top tips, so pack your bags and enjoy a magnificent theatre experience this winter:

1. Plan your route to the RSC Theatre 

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre is a bustling hub for creativity, expressionism, talent, and entertainment. You can find the RSC Theatre directly opposite our boutique hotel, situated in the centre of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon. The theatre stands tall by the River Avon, full of rich history and culture.

To ensure you have the ultimate theatre break in Stratford-upon-Avon, enjoy a day full of exploring with the family, shopping, and soaking up the history before heading over to the theatre for a spectacular performance of The Magician’s Elephant. Take a leisurely stroll to the theatre and arrive early so you can explore the theatre, grab any refreshments, and find your seats before the show begins.

For those who will be travelling by car, you can park at The Arden Hotel as part of your stay. With our central location, you’ll never be far from the action.

2. Enjoy theatre dining and refreshments 

No theatre visit would be complete without an indulgent meal before the show commences. For something different, choose The Arden Hotel for a pre-theatre dinner, beautifully cooked by our professional chefs. Included in our package is also one night’s accommodation, followed by a hearty full English breakfast in the morning, so you can get the most out of your stay. We’ve included everything you need for a truly magical theatre break in Stratford-upon-Avon.

3. Experience The Magician’s Elephant 

“Magic is always impossible. That’s what makes it magic.”

We’re giving our theatre loving guests the chance to experience the best Stratford-upon-Avon theatre breaks with our exclusive hotel package. We’ve partnered with the fabulous RSC Theatre to bring you two tickets for The Magician’s Elephant, a delicious pre-show dinner, followed by a sumptuous stay in our townhouse.

The Magician’s Elephant is a new and exciting, family-friendly musical, adapted from the prize-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo. The story begins in the post-war town of Baltese where nothing extraordinary happens but one day, a magician conjures an elephant from the sky. The creature’s appearance sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that it changes Baltese forever. The heartwarming musical is a reminder that even the impossible can become possible and happiness can be discovered in the most unlikely places.

4. Retreat to The Arden Hotel

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The perfect theatre break in Stratford-upon-Avon starts with a luxurious stay at The Arden Hotel. Our quaint townhouse nestled in the historic town, offers a quintessentially British staycation like no other. Relax and unwind on our all-weather terrace, get cosy in our Afternoon Tea lounge, or dine in our award-winning No.44 Brasserie, before heading across the way to the RSC Theatre. 

Our theatre package will ensure you have a memorable time with friends and family. Prices for the RSC Theatre and Hotel Package start from £300.00 per room, per night, based on two people sharing a Classic room. 

Offer valid from 27/10/2021 until 01/01/2022.

5. Make the most of Stratford-upon-Avon

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Don’t let your theatre break in Stratford-upon-Avon end so soon, and explore what the town has to offer. From historic buildings such as Shakespeare’s birthplace, weekly farmer’s markets, museums, beautiful boat trips along the peaceful River Avon, and much more, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your theatre break.

For those wanting to see more, take a trip to the local market town of Warwick, just 9 miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon. Explore the beautiful parks, the world-famous castle, and an exciting blend of gift shops, antique stores, trendy boutiques, art galleries, and traditional cafes. Whichever way you choose to spend your theatre break, make it one to remember with a stay at The Arden Hotel.

To experience our spectacular Stratford-upon-Avon theatre breaks, then choose our magnificent package.