Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse

The Picturehouse Bar – Stratford-upon-Avon’s Entertainment Hub

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The bar at Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse has been privy to a great many extraordinary sights – from short film nights with BAFTA award-winning duo The Brothers McLeod to Q&A sessions with directors and actors, to live music performances from extremely talented bands and poetry readings by published authors. There was even a night when an entire quiche was consumed with a plastic shark instead of a fork.

So here at the SUA Picturehouse we thought it was time that we created this lovely blog post letting you smashing folk know what regular events we offer and when we offer them.


Every Sunday night, Stratford-upon-Avon’s favourite resident MC Andi Chamberlain (Censor Yourself Music) takes to the stage and extolls the virtues of drinking (responsibly). After a bad joke or two, he lets the music reign freely.

Bands have travelled across the world to come and sing for us, and we’ve witnessed first time performers outshine the spotlight. College musicians have performed as part of their courses and blown even the most seasoned of us away, and many a young/old/everything-in-between star has graced us with their wonderful skill and talent.

There’s even been the odd bit of audience interaction (the single clap and Pete the Brass to name but a few). Acoustheque takes place every Sunday night from 8.30, and newcomers are always welcomed into what has become a wonderful core of regular attendees. Remember – tip the band, laugh at Andi’s jokes and enjoy the music!

Fat Sam’s Acoustheque

As above, though minus the Andi jokes. Fat Sam’s Acoustheque is run by the bar manager, Sam Earle (, and gives you lucky lot an extra dose of Acoustheque on the first Friday of every month – the music begins at 9.00, but we recommend you get there early as the bar fills up quickly!

Reel Big Quiz!

Reel Big Quiz happens on the first Monday of every month from 8.00. Your hosts, Laura and James ( present picture rounds, sound rounds and all manner of bonus rounds – remember to get there early to reserve yourself a seat, as the bar is sure to be jam-packed.

The drawing rounds have produced some wondrous pieces of art in the past, including our favourite, Darth Vader sunbathing in a bikini – so come on over and contribute your skill and knowledge. You’re in for some serious competition against the staff team who have their honour to defend – we’ll see you there!

Game ON!

Experience some serious board game battles every second and fourth Monday of the month, from 7.00 in the bar. Get down with the dice and play every board game imaginable. Bring your own game, or join in with some of the regulars who are all game-lovers excited to introduce newbies into the gaming world.

Reel Poetry

A monthly event where creative souls can get together to read and discuss their poetry, and expand their creative writing skills. New members are welcomed, and encouraged to experience the cultured side of the SUA bar.


A night that is so awesome and otherworldly that we’re left struggling to find the right kind of words to describe it… a night of short films, animations, music, competitions and so much more.

Courtesy of the extremely talented (and rather handsome) Brothers McLeod, Boom! is a night to discover the wonders of the Internet and short films alike. You could also win some mega prizes, ranging from original pieces of art by Greg McLeod himself, to craft ale, books and meals out. For dates and times, please refer to the main Facebook page.

Gag Reel

Gag Reel is our monthly comedy night. Andi and his new co-star Harry Bentley have joined forces with Sam the barman to create the comedy club to end all comedy clubs. New and experienced stand-up acts will have their chance to take to our well-worn stage and tickle you pink on the last Friday of every month, from 8.30. So take a seat, grab a beer and some snacks, get comfy and laugh, laugh, laugh.

We’d like to think that all in all, this blog proves that our bar has so much to offer you, and we’re excited to be able to share these experiences with you. 
For any more information, please feel free to contact the Bar Manager Sam at or the Marketing Manager Grace Lawson at That’s all folks!


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