Attend WSC2016

Stratford-upon-Avon will be the location for the first half of the Congress, until Thursday 4th; London for the latter half, until Saturday 6th August. The venues used throughout the Congress are as follows:

In Stratford-upon-Avon:

In London:


Your checklist

You may find it useful to visit our suggested checklist page to ensure that you have made all the necessary arrangements before attending the World Shakespeare Congress 2016.



Accessibility information regarding all six locations which will be used throughout the Congress can be found here.

If you have a disability, specific accessibility requirements or queries regarding accessibility, please contact the Congress committee using the contact form.


Theatre and cultural opportunities

Alongside the Congress academic programme, theatre and other cultural opportunities at this Congress will be unparalleled: in Stratford, delegates will have privileged access to two RSC stages and to the five Shakespearean sites cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and, in London, to the two Globe stages (the Globe itself and the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), as well as to the exciting range of performances, concerts and exhibitions that will form ‘Shakespeare400′, a London season for the quarter-centenary year.

Further information regarding Stratford-upon-Avon and its many cultural opportunities can be found here. Further information regarding London and the vast opportunities on offer there can be found here.



Please ensure that you book any transport that you may need throughout the conference. This should include transport to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first half of the week, any transport that you may need from your accommodation venues to the congress venues and between the various venues situated in both Stratford-upon-Avon and London, and any transport from London at the end of the congress.

Please note: the congress programme is set to take place across a number of venues, both in Stratford-upon-Avon and London. If you would like to take part in a number of different sessions, please be aware that this will involve a significant amount of walking between venues. No transport between venues will be provided.

Please note: we will be providing transport from Stratford-upon-Avon to a central location in London on Thursday 4 August; you do not need to book transport for this time. However, no other transport will be provided, if you need to return to Stratford-upon-Avon or elsewhere after the Congress, transport will not be provided and will need to be booked individually.

Further information regarding travel to, from and around the World Shakespeare Congress 2016 can be found here.



We suggest that those who wish to attend the World Shakespeare Congress 2016, make accommodation arrangements in both Stratford-upon-Avon and London at their earliest convenience.

In order to help with this, we have reserved several rooms across various locations in Stratford-upon-Avon. These can be found here. We have also created a list of suggested accommodation venues in London, which can be found here.