There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Shakespeare Houses and the work of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The simplest way is to sign-up to our e-newsletter for regular updates.
Come to an event
Come along to one of our events at the Houses where you might be invited to have a go at playing Juliet at the Birthplace, or take part in activities from Shakespeare's day at Mary Arden's Farm. Click on the link to find out what's on at the Houses and more about the courses we run.
Friends, volunteers and working with us
Become a Friend of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to support the Trust's work and enjoy a great range of benefits. If you have some spare time and would like to get more directly involved then take a look at our volunteering opportunities.
For details of temporary and permanent career opportunities with the Trust visit our current vacancies.
Care Farming At Mary Arden’s Farm
Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming and horticulture providing, health, social or educational care services for vulnerable and excluded people through supervised, structured, meaningful work. This is a brand new enterprise running as a pilot scheme from November 2013 – March 2014 at Mary Arden’s Farm.
For further details and an informal chat about care farming, please contact Shashika Poopalasingham, Care Farm Co-ordinator at Mary Arden’s Farm; firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01789 293455
Read our Blogs
- Blogging Shakespeare: Find the latest projects, Shakespeare inspired posts and free webinars.
- Finding Shakespeare: Curating stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times.
- Living Shakespeare: Documenting the stories of pilgrimage to Shakespeare's home.
- Mary Arden's Farm: Escaped the plague and blogging since 1573.
We offer a range of educational sessions from key stage 2 to A level from text based to Tudor history
Find out more about Shakespeare's life, times and cultural context.
Discursive Learning - Deep Understanding
Informative and fun introduction to Shakespeare's life and times
Spend a day as a Tudor child
Shakespeare and theatre workshop
We offer a range of visiting groups a whole programme of sessions which can be combined to create bespoke short courses to suit your needs. Developed for university groups these same sessions can be tailored for Shakespeare societies, drama groups or school pupils over the age of 15.
Visits to the local theatres, see live performances at the RST and Swan theatres
Talk to a member of the theatre company in a professionally chaired question and answer session.
Discuss the performance you have seen with an experienced member of staff
Spend two hours working with a professional theatre director
Be introduced to some of our extensive archive collections
We have something for everyone with our range of events and activities throughout the year.