Hall's Croft cafe
Enjoy locally sourced food at Hall's Croft cafe.
Become a volunteer
Join our team of volunteers.
Join our Forums
Got something to say? Explore our forums and start a conversation. Or just enjoy what others are saying browse the conversations taking place and leave a comment. Explore creative work inspired by Shakespeare and let people know what you think. Join in today.
There are lots of ways in which you can get involved with the Shakespeare Houses and the work of the 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, sieve for finds at the archaeological dig at New Place, Shakespeare's last home, 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.
Blogs and forums
Blogging Shakespeare: Embracing Shakespearian conversation in a digital age.
Finding Shakespeare: Curating stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times.
Living Shakespeare: Documenting the stories of pilgrimage to Shakespeare's home.
Remembering Shakespeare: Sharing everything about Shakespeare you never knew.
Contribute to Showcase Shakespeare our forum for schools.
Contribute to our teachers' forum.
Contribute to Engage, our forum for everyone.
Volunteer archaeologist helps young visitors sieve for finds at New Place
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
Experience first hand life on a Tudor Farm
Spend a day as a Tudor child
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.