Learning more about Shakespeare – the Language of Flowers

We are grateful to TORCH Oxford University for working with us to create this souvenir brochure which chart the history of the Painted Room to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016.

Click here for a printable fact sheet on The Painted Room.

Also see our Shakespeare trail:

The Shakespeare Booklet.pdf

Shakespeare’s Birthday celebrations 2020

Every year we hold a Shakepeare’s Birthday Parade where important people from across town and gown don their finery and parade from the Lord Mayor’s Parlour in the Town Hall, entertained by talented young actors, and led by our own Shakespeare Town Crier, Tony Legge, and a band of jolly Medieval musicians, leading us to the Painted Room in Cornmarket where a distinguished Shakespearian scholar raises a toast to the Immortal Bard which we drink to in Malmsey & Sack, sweet wine, generously provided by Jeremy Mogford at the Old Bank Hotel.  We, of course, could not be together this year. So we drank a toast from our own armchairs! You can watch OPT Chairman William Whyte's virtual toast below: