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Tickets for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Walk in the Bard's footsteps as you go back to school Tudor-style

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Opening hours
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Highlights
  • Follow in the young Shakespeare's footsteps and explore the schoolroom where he studied, almost 500 years ago
  • Take part in a lesson (under the watchful eye of Master Thomas Jenkins) and play authentic games, practice your Latin, and try your hand at writing with a real quill
  • See the Council Chambers where Will watched his first plays, marvel at medieval wall paintings, and learn all about life in Tudor Britain!
Description

Time-travel to 16th-century Stratford-upon-Avon, and visit the actual school young Will Shakespeare attended. Brush up on your Latin as you take part in a Tudor school lesson, try on some period dress, and practice your penmanship with traditional quill and ink – you'll have the makings of a masterpiece in no time!

Before he became history's most celebrated writer, Shakespeare went to school like the rest of us. Stratford's latest visitor experience explores this lost chapter of the Bard's tale, meticulously restoring his original Guildhall schoolroom to its original condition.

Join Master Thomas Jenkins for an interactive classroom experience (don't be late!), where you'll learn all about the historical teaching methods and subjects the young prodigy would've studied. If you thought your school was strict, you'll be in for a shock!

Don't worry, there won't be any real canings, and you'll have plenty of fun getting dressed up in Tudor finery, playing ye olde games, and scribbling away with a real quill.

Of course, you'll also learn loads about life in the 1500s, and even see the Council Chambers, where Shakespeare saw theater for the first time.

Is this a great day out I see before me? Yes!

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Show your smartphone ticket at the admission desk. Lessons are offered throughout the day, so simply join the next available one!

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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall
Church Street, CV37 6HB, Stratford-upon-Avon
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Wheelchair accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible lift, accessible bathroom on the ground floor
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Getting There

  • Train from Birmingham Snow Hill or Moor Street to Stratford-upon-Avon. The Schoolroom is a 12-minute walk from the station
  • If driving, parking is free for blue badge holders in all District Council carparks
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