Students and Enthusiasts
We believe Shakespeare is for everyone. This section is for students and enthusiasts at all levels who are interested in finding out more about William Shakespeare and his works.
You don't have to be a member of a formal group to join in with our great range of learning activities. From short 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School' courses to longer residential courses and good old family fun, you're sure to find something to suit you in the pages below.
Stay in touch
Follow us on Twitter @SBTeducation for all the latest adventures in Shakespeare from the learning and education team here at the Trust.
To follow our thoughts on all things Shakespearian, read our blogs;
- Finding Shakespeare (from the collections team)
- Blogging Shakespeare (from the learning team)
- Living Shakespeare (conversations with visitors to the Birthplace)
- Mary Arden's Farm Blog
You can join in the conversation by leaving us a comment there too!
If you are looking for plot summaries of the plays there are lots to be found on-line. Very detailed ones are available here at Spark Notes.
Thinking of bring a group (aged 15+) to Stratford-upon-Avon? We offer various course elements which can be combined into a full programme of activity. Listed here are just a few from our selection
Curating digital stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times Finding Shakespeare is the blog belonging to the collections team.
1814 – The Shakespeare Myths GrowIn 1814 interest in the town of Shakespeare’s birth was growing. An important antiquarian at the time was Robert Bell Wheler who published ‘A Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon’ that year. We hold a collection of documents called the Wheler…
Embracing Shakespearian conversation in a digital age, Blogging Shakespeare is the blog created, hosted and (often) written by the learning team.
Bonds Between Frank Salisbury and the Henry FolgersIn 1926, the reserved Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930), CEO at Standard Oil Company of New York, uncharacteristically resolved to have large twin oil portraits made of him and his wife, Emily Jordan Folger (1858–1936). The paintings would hang in…