Shakespeare Week

Thank you for helping us make the first Shakespeare Week a huge success!

Over 3,000 schools took part, and we want to make next year even bigger.

Explore our free classroom resources and look out for more news of Shakespeare Week 2015: 16-22 March

Shakespeare Week site

Discover the world of Shakespeare

We offer a range of inspiring e vents from one day to two weeks. Join us in this unique setting to learn more about Shakespeare and his works.

Immerse yourself

Explore our Treasures

We have a wealth of fascinating books and other artefacts in safe keeping at the Shakespeare Centre.

Explore our library and archive collectio ns on-line. 

Discover our treasures

School children helping out at Mary Arden's FarmShakespeare's First FolioFrom the collections
  • Looking to delve deeper into the world of Shakespeare? Join us.


  • Educational courses

    Educational courses

    Find out more about our short educational courses for groups aged 15 upwards. Combine theatre visits with excellent educational content and some fun too.

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  • Shakespeare Week

    Shakespeare Week

    A national celebration bringing Shakespeare vividly to life for millions of primary school children.

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  • Blogging Shakespeare

    Blogging Shakespeare

    All about Shakespeare from the education team and beyond

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  • Celebrating World Heritage Day – 18 April 2014

    Fri 18 Apr 2014

    World Heritage Day is all about celebrating monuments and sites of international importance; arguably one of the most internationally significance sites is Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The house is visited by thousands of people every year, who are…

  • After Agincourt – the final wishes of a 15th century knight

    Mon 14 Apr 2014

    “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead!” Henry V, Act III, William Shakespeare (first performed in the Summer of 1599) In these oft quoted lines, King Henry V is rallying his men at the…

  • 3rd Notre Dame Wells Shakespeare Lecture

    Fri 28 Mar 2014

    This year’s Shakespeare lecture in honour of Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. was given by Professor Ann Thompson of King’s College London. Her talk was called ‘”You need not tell us what Lord Hamlet said”.: Have we…
  • Shakespeare Goes to Brussels

    Fri 21 Mar 2014

    On Thursday 20 March a special Shakespeare delegation visited the European Parliament in Brussels. We had nothing to do with the Heads of State meeting there to discuss the appalling political situation in the Ukraine and Crimea. But in someways we…