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Families to Stratford-upon-Avon Invited to Get Hands-On Exploring the Fascinating Stories of the Women in Shakespeare’s Life This Easter Holiday


From getting up close with history to enjoying live performances in Shakespeare’s childhood home, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) is gearing up to welcome families this Easter holiday as a new programme of events and activities is unveiled.

From Saturday 23 March 2024, a special series of events and activities for all ages will be taking place across Shakespeare’s family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, as the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) launches a new programme inspired by the remarkable women in Shakespeare’s life.

Highlights include daily performances in the garden of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, where the talented team from Events from History act out some of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes, with a focus on the female stories told.


‘’With Easter fast approaching we are delighted to unveil our new programme of events.

‘’We want our visitors, especially the little ones, to walk away not only learning something new about the life, work and times of William Shakespeare, but to also feel inspired about the Women Who Made Shakespeare. Our new programme offers a fresh way for visitors of all ages to uncover the remarkable stories of those closest to Shakespeare.’’

Commented Rachael North, Director of Museum and Public Programmes at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Sundays at New Place

Starting from 31 March 2024, and continuing every Sunday during the Warwickshire school holidays, visitors are invited to unleash their creativity as Shakespeare’s New Place welcomes a different female artist to the home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna, to explore the impact of the extraordinary women who lived and worked at the property.

From poetry writing and circus skills to screen printing and calligraphy, both visitors and residents with a CV37 postcode can create art, meet the artist and gain insight into the various techniques or processes used during the hands-on workshop.

Getting More Hands-on with History

From Tudor piggy banks and toys to treasures discovered in the New Place dig, every day from Saturday 23 March 2024, visitors can enjoy seeing objects up close at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s New Place.

At each property, the SBT’s friendly team will be available to showcase a selection of objects to visitors, inviting them to discover something new and different about life in Shakespeare’s time.


‘’From getting crafty at Shakespeare’s New Place, to exploring the beautiful grounds at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and getting up close and personal with objects at the Birthplace, we can’t wait for our visitors to explore the fascinating, and lesser-known stories of the women who had a profound impact on William Shakespeare.’’

Added Rachael North.

Visitors are encouraged to get the most out of their experience visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s New Place with the Story ticket.

This year, tickets are priced at £26 for adults, £13 for a child (aged between 3-15 years) and £39 for one adult with three children or £65 for two adults and two children, providing visitors the opportunity to explore the three properties for one great price.

As the Shakespeare Story ticket is valid for 12 months, visitors have the flexibility to return and take part in the range of events and activities across all the family homes throughout the year.

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