Fireworks set to celebrate the Bard with a bang

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Image captionMore than 20,000 people are expected to attend H&F Council’s 'A muse of fire' shows

William Shakespeare will be commemorated during this year’s fireworks displays in Hammersmith & Fulham.

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s ‘A muse of fire’ shows at Bishops Park on Friday 4 November, and Ravenscourt Park, on Saturday 5 November.

UPDATE 3pm Friday 4 November: Bishops Park, Fulham, show scheduled to go ahead despite rain.”

The line “O for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention,” is the opening prologue to Shakespeare’s play Henry V. Now 400 years after his death, the council is honouring Shakespeare's legacy with an annual fireworks display.

We have frozen prices once again, making our fireworks display one of the cheapest in London. Advance tickets are just £6 each – a 25% discount.

Image caption: Fireworks at Ravenscourt Park


Advance booking closes at 4pm on 4 November for Bishops Park, and at 4pm on 5 November for Ravenscourt Park.

Pre-booked tickets must be picked up from the Lyric Theatre box office (or posted if you purchase early enough). There is no ticket collection point at the event gates.

The gates open at 6pm at both events and the children's fireworks will take place at 7.15 pm.

The celebrations will culminate with a fantastic firework display choreographed to music at 8.10 pm (approximately). The event finishes at 9.30 pm. There will also be a funfair and food stalls at the events.

Tickets are also available on the day at the gate for £8. Entry for children under five-years-old is free.

Contact the Lyric Theatre box office at or call 020 8741 6850.

Please remember to arrive at the parks early, as gates will close at 8pm. There will also be no admittance to any vendors, and you are not allowed to bring your own fireworks, sparklers, alcohol or dogs to the event.

There are fireworks observatory points for disabled spectators in both parks. No admission fee is charged for the disabled spectator or their helper.

Access points for wheelchair users

  • Bishops Park – by the Craven Cottage gate in Stevenage Road, Fulham SW6 6HH
  • Ravenscourt Park – by the middle gate in Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith W6 0TY

Image caption: There will also be a funfair and food stalls at the events

Image caption: 'A muse of fire' fireworks poster