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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall

Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the World’s Greatest Playwright.

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall offers a fun, informal and authentic experience that brings history to life for any educational group. All visits are designed to make the best use of your time and provide an unforgettable learning experience.

You are invited to step into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and immerse yourself in fifteenth and sixteenth century Stratford-upon-Avon.

A visit includes:

  • Entrance to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.
  • Explore the very building in which young William Shakespeare was educated in the 1570s and the Council Chamber where his father served as Bailiff (Mayor).
  • Knowledgeable and passionate guides bring to life the many stories about the building’s role including the space where a young William first witnessed performances by the country’s greatest actors of the day.
  • Short film by Michael Wood on the history of the Guildhall, the building he calls “one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain”.
  • Interpretation of medieval wall paintings, the Court of Record & Stratford’s Guildhall.
  • Participate in an interactive Tudor Schoolroom lesson with Shakespeare’s last teacher, Master Thomas Jenkins and brush up on your Latin!
  • Quill writing and Tudor games.
  • Dressing up in authentic Tudor clothes.

This immersive, informative, and engaging experience provides a crucial chapter in the story of Shakespeare’s life in his hometown – his education and the inspiration that led him to become the world’s greatest playwright.

Suitable for all ages from Primary through to University students and beyond.

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall covers the following Curriculum links:

Mathematics – English – History – Science – Geography – Art – Design & Technology

School Trip Benefits:

  • Group rates are offered for groups of 15 plus.
  • Free teacher place for every 10 pupils.
  • Whole school visits can be split into groups visiting at different times of the day. The maximum group at one time is 60.
  • Free planning visit for teachers and group leaders.
  • Teachers’ Toolkit available on confirmation of booking. The Toolkit targets KS2 of the National Curriculum. It has been compiled with reference to, and is therefore compliant with, the subject requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has a fully wheelchair accessible lift and a single accessible bathroom on the ground floor (not suitable for groups), adjacent to the main entrance. There is level access throughout the building at ground and first floor level. There is an induction loop in the ground floor reception area, the ground floor counting house and in the first-floor Tudor classroom. Access to the first floor for ambulant disabled persons can be achieved via the Victorian staircase or the lift with assistance from staff or volunteers.
  • We also do joint tickets with other venues in Stratford-upon-Avon such as the Butterfly Farm and The MAD Museum.

Please contact Sheba Sergeant – info@shakespearesschoolroom.org – for more details.

Facilities

Accessibility

Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,

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Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,

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01789 203170

Opening Hours

11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

Pricing

20% off for Educational groups

Address

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB

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