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Add some drama to your visit with our very own troupe of professional actors.
Shakespeare Aloud! brings the Birthplace and gardens to life with colourful performances every day of the year. Request an excerpt from your favourite William Shakespeare play and watch his most intriguing characters come alive in front of your eyes.
Shakespeare Aloud! makes Shakespeare's plays accessible to everyone, so get ready to join in the fun as our actors invite members of the audience - young and old - to play alongside them.
The troupe also plays an integral role during events across William Shakespeare's Family Homes, and has even been known to venture out to schools and events across the country to bring Shakespeare's work to an even wider audience.
The presence of Shakespeare Aloud! in our gardens at the Birthplace has become an integral part of educational visits to the Shakespeare Centre. When asked for their feedback, high school and university students from across the world make a point of mentioning the way in which the actors brought their visit to life.
Read what our audience members have said about Shakespeare Aloud!
"The best moment of our visit to Stratford was the utter brilliance of the play actors in the garden. It brought Shakespeare alive for my grandsons."
"Excellent characterisation and impromptu performances by the actors. Performances were beautifully observed with suburb comic timing. The Bard would, doubtless, have been extremely impressed."
"Best of all were the actors outside in the garden who were happily asking for and accepting requests to perform scenes from selected Shakespeare plays - immensely entertaining and enjoyed by all! The gentleman performing Henry V should definitely be on stage - he was brilliant, very agreeable and seemed born to entertain!"