3D Lightshow Finale: 19 Dec

Last chance to see special 3D Lightshow Spectacular in Stratford-upon-Avon

16 December 2013

The finale of a special four week 3D Lightshow which is beamed onto Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon will finish with an extra special line-up of entertainment this Thursday (December 19). Sing along Christmas carols, the Shakespeare Puppies, local group the Rock Choir and Shakespeare himself will all be at the Finale which also celebrates its 120th show. Father Christmas will host the event which will have its final showing at 6pm. Candle glow tours will be available at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and a Christmas market will line Henley Street.

Philippa Rawlinson, Head of Operations at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said, “The Birthplace 3D Lightshow has been a huge success. Mixing live theatre with a spectacular Lightshow is something that has never been done before. Thousands of people from far and wide have flocked to Henley Street to see the show. Our candle glow tours alone have attracted over 600 visitors.

“Thursday will be the last chance for people to see this world first event, and we can’t wait to celebrate our last show with everyone.”

Symon Powell, from the Henley Street Traders, said, “The Lightshow has attracted lots of new visitors to the town. I have never seen so many people on Henley Street at this time of year. 

“Over 300 people have given up their time to be part of the Lightshow, and 36 local organisations have supported us.  It is a great example of the town working together for the benefit of the local economy, and we hope people will come along and enjoy the last Lightshow.”


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Notes to editors:

Press release date: 16 December 2013

For more information please contact Press and Public Affairs Officer Nurinder Mantell or call 01789 207134.


The Birthplace 3D Lightshow Spectacular Finale takes place on December 19 with shows at 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm. Shows continue four times nightly up to December 19. Visit www.birthplacelightshow.co.uk for more.

Tickets for a candle glow visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace cost £5 per adult and £2.50 per child and entry is not part of the Shakespeare Houses annual pass.

The Birthplace 3D Lightshow Spectacular was launched on November 21 and will be performed 120 times by the time it finishes on December 21.

The Birthplace 3D Lightshow Spectacular is a partnership between the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and local independent businesses and has funding from Warwickshire County Council’s Operation Footfall - which aims to get more people visiting the county’s town centres.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages. It holds the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open free to the public, a collection which is designated as being of international importance. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust receives no public subsidy or direct government funding; it depends on income generated through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends.