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.


Discover Shakespeare's favourite spots in Oxford and get some fresh air by downloading our self-guided Shakespeare trail here:

PDF icon SelfGuidedShakespeareTrail.pdf

A more in-depth version of the trail is available to purchase from our shop HERE.


Shakespeare’s Birthday celebrations 2022

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, Patrick Bird, 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. 

This year we were unable to host our traditional in-person event.  Instead, OPT created a series of family activities and information that are still available to download at home for free!  To find out more about these activities and our 2022 celebrations, please click HERE