Bell Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) come together to bring creative joy to Stratford-upon-Avon

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The partnership between the RSC and modern shopping centre Bell Court brings together two renowned businesses, both located at the heart of the beautiful, medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The RSC performs world-class adaptations of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries as well as commissioning original work from contemporary writers, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. The RSC continue their partnership with Bell Court to bring a series of creative experiences to the popular shopping centre.

On 1st October as part of ‘Great Big Green Week’, the RSC took up residence in Bell Court with their Cabinet of Compassion, which included mini activities to explore the themes of kindness and compassion by taking notice and connecting. 

Recently, Bell Court ran competitions to win tickets to see the RSC’s productions of All’s Well That Ends Well and Richard III at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.  

Their next exciting ticket giveaway competition for the RSC’s A Christmas Carol is currently live – click here for more information:

Watch this space for an upcoming Like I Care installation in collaboration with Warwickshire Young Carers. Bell Court will showcase some of the young carers finished artwork, bringing an interesting and engaging piece for the shoppers and passers-by.

Bell Court will also collaborate with the RSC on their 2022 Festive Trail. This walking trail showcases different businesses in Stratford-upon-Avon and will be a celebration of the historic market town, as well as providing festive cheer to the participants. 

Magic Alley’s Spooktacular Halloween Events

Their magical experiences take a spine-tingling turn for the spooky season with four spooktacular Halloween events!


Twisted Circus – Family Friendly Edition

From the 8th October onwards from 10.30am

Roll up, Roll up! Welcome to the most Twisted Circus in Town!As you enter the Corpse Brothers’ circus you can expect to find all your favourite circus characters but with a distinctly creepy twist ready for Halloween. Part circus, part funfair part carnival (or should that be carnevil!) you can immerse yourself in a different world long forgotten.There will be at least one performer in the attraction on Saturdays and throughout half term but these performers are there to entertain and not to scare you! The family friendly edition of Twisted Circus is not a scare attraction but atmospheric sound and lighting effects will be used.Suitable for children over 6 and strictly no admittance to anyone younger…some things are simply not suitable for little ones.Anyone caught misbehaving will be sold to the circus – For Eternity! 

The experience lasts approximately 45 minutes

Small groups and timed entry

Tickets £8 or £9 when a performer is present


The Library of Eerie Tales

14th October at 7.30 and 9pm

Sylvia Sceptre presents an evening of eerie magic and the macabre. Step into the shadows this summer and experience an evening of unearthly delights. Madame Sceptre’s macabre show of magic and mystery will bring a shiver to your spine and a frisson of the absurd to October. Madame Sceptre  immerses audiences in the world of Victorian occultism and witchcraft. Expect magic, mirth and hauntology.
The show is devised and performed by Careena Fenton-Cullen. Careena is researching towards a doctorate in Victorian Spiritualism, Witchcraft and Performance Magic. She has been a performer for many years and is a member of The Magic Circle.

Running time approximately 55 minutes

Suitable for anyone 12+


Twisted Circus – After Dark

Friday 28th October, Saturday 29th October, Sunday 30th October and Halloween from 7pm till late

Do you dare enter the Big Top? Not for those of a nervous disposition as this is a Halloween scare attraction. Sound and lighting effects will be used and there will be actors in the experience and they will be trying to sell you to the circus for eternity!

Expect the unexpected and there is a glass of prosecco or equivalent soft drink included if you make it out of the Big Top in one piece!

Suitable for over 18s only

Timed Entry and small groups. 

The experience lasts about 45 minutes to an hour if you can last that long!

Sam Jenkins, Head of Events, said “Halloween is probably our favourite time of the year at Magic Alley and this year we hope you enjoy running off to join the twisted circus with us! Whether you enjoy watching sword swallowing or listening to spooky stories or enjoy being scared in our adult late night event we hope we have something spooktacular that will appeal to everyone!”

Remember the G’houl times at Magic Alley this Halloween season!

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Competition – A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Saturday 26th November

This October, Bell Court is giving you the chance to win five ticket to see the evening production of A Christmas Carol at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon on Saturday 26th November!

To enter, head over to either the Bell Court Facebook Page or Instagram channel & follow the instructions!

You’ll need to comment on the competition announcement post and follow/like Bell Court’s Instagram or Facebook page.

Good luck!

The smash hit of Christmas past returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre by popular demand following sell-out success in 2017 and 2018.

Adrian Edmondson will play Ebenezer Scrooge in David Edgar’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic, A Christmas Carol.

In 1843, Charles Dickens decided to write a political manifesto, exposing and condemning the abject misery of the Victorian poor. Instead, he wrote one of the most enduring popular short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge discovers the limitations of his life and beliefs. He learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough?

A Christmas Carol is the perfect accompaniment to the festive season for ages seven to 107.

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