What's on


 Browse our special events below. For details of permanent exhibitions and activities, check out the Family Homes pages.

For schools events visit our Beyond the classroom section.



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  • Artists Open Days


    Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

    Bring your sketch pad or easel to Anne Hathaway's Cottage for free entry on selected Open Days

    27 March - 18 December 2014

    No need to book just come along!

  • October Half Term


    Family Fun

    Spooky fun for all the family during the school holidays

    25 October - 02 November 2014

    No need to book just come along!

  • Shakespeare on Film Festival


    The Shakespeare Film Festival; developed with Stratford Picturehouse and patroned by Sir Kenneth Branagh.

    05-08 November 2014

  • Explore Your Archive Event


    Come and explore the stories of conflict through history with the help of objects and documents from our library and archives.

    11-14 November 2014

    Booking required

  • Marcia Williams Book Signing


    Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Meet children's book illustrator Marcia Williams at the Shakespeare Bookshop

    14 November 2014

    No need to book just come along!

  • The Birthplace Lightshow


    Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Celebrate Christmas with the Birthplace Lightshow

    27 November - 14 December 2014

    No need to book just come along!

    Part of Christmas and Winter Events

  • Christmas Gift Fair


    Hall's Croft

    Unique arts and crafts created by local designers in association with The Arter gift shop.

    06-07 December 2014

    No need to book just come along!

    Part of Christmas and Winter Events

  • A Victorian Christmas


    Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

    See how the Hathaways celebrated Christmas in the Cottage.

    06 December 2014 - 06 January 2015

    No need to book just come along!

    Part of Christmas and Winter Events

  • A Tudor Christmas


    Shakespeare's Birthplace

    See how the Tudor Shakespeares celebrated Christmas.

    06 December 2014 - 06 January 2015

    No need to book just come along!

    Part of Christmas and Winter Events

  • Christmas During WWI


    Hall's Croft

    Experience what life was like for a middle class family between 1914 and 1918.

    06 December 2014 - 06 January 2015

    No need to book just come along!

    Part of Christmas and Winter Events