It's Shakespeare Week!
Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015
Discover our short courses for adult learners, including 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School'
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.
Education on Twitter
Follow our dedicated Education Twitter account @SBTEducation for all the latest fun and updates from the Learning team
Delve deeper into the world of Shakespeare
Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.
Three day courses designed to complement current RSC productions
Explore our blog sites and really get to know us.
All about Shakespeare from the education team and beyond
Stories exploring Shakespeare through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections
Stories direct from visitors to Shakespeare's Birthplace
News, Tudor skills and more from the team at Mary Arden's Farm
View our collections
Discover thousands of manuscripts, rare books, artefacts and works of art with fascinating associations with William Shakespeare
Explore some of our star objects
Discover what’s in our collection
Behind the scenes in the Collections Department
Piecing together the past…Fri 31 Jul 2015
Knowing where you come from is an important factor in many people’s lives – and family history is often the reason that so many people visit archives. In the same way, it is also important for researchers and archivists to know where the…
Barnum and the BirthplaceFri 17 Jul 2015
On Tuesday this week I did a spot of moonlighting with Paul Taylor, Head of Collections, in Shakespeare’s Birthplace. We appeared for a couple of hours only with a table of archive materials relating to P.T. Barnum and his visit to the Birthplace…
From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth FoliosFri 10 Jul 2015In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…
Jonathan Strange and the Friends of English Verse DramaTue 16 Jun 2015‘This other magic, it will not do, sir.’ – Gilbert Norrell ‘But Shakespear’s Magick could not copy’d be, Within that Circle none durst walk but he.’ – John Dryden It’s entirely possible that…