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Home Educators

We run Home Education days every year here in Stratford-upon-Avon

Our Home Education days feature bespoke and interactive sessions at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon or at Mary Arden's Farm.

Home Educator Events 

Arts Award: Explore Course - NOW SOLD OUT

Join us during Shakespeare Week 2020 on this two day course here in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Dates: Tuesday 17 March from 10am to 2.30pm and Wednesday 18 March from 10am to 4pm

Venue: Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon (Day One) and Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery (Day Two)

Price: £50 per child, one accompanying adult free of charge

Suitable for 7-14 year olds

On day one participants will:

  • Explore the major themes of A Midsummer Night's Dream in a fun and interactive way.
  • Be immersed in the social and historical context of the play, the writer and the audience through 'hands-on' access to original artefacts and documents from the Trust's extensive archive.
  • Take part in a practical demonstration of how make-up, stage effects, wigs and costume combine to enhance a play.
  • Work as an ensemble and in small groups to devise and perform scenes from the play.
  • Stage an unabridged performance using original text, movement and music.

On day two participants will:

  • Work alongside a professional artist to design and make an installation for Anne Hathaway's Cottage.
  • Create their own individual piece of artwork to take away.

The cost includes all workshop materials, Arts Award booklet and certification costs, plus admission to Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage for the participating child and one accompanying adult.

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Life on a Tudor Farm - Booking opens in May 2020

Immerse your child in Tudor life in this interactive, fun workshop. 

Date: Friday 3 July 2020

Duration: 10am until 2.30pm

Price: £15 per child, aged 7-12 only

Includes: Workshop led by Heritage practitioners, the opportunity to explore Mary Arden's Farm, dress in replica Tudor clothing and take part in a variety of hands-on activities.

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Details of the family activities we run during the holidays can be found in our What's On section. 

All sessions were brilliantly informative and engaging. Can't wait to come back again.

— Home Educator

Are you part of a local Home Educator group?

We can offer workshops for your local group here at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon for groups of 20-30 children. 

For more information about what we could offer, please contact the Learning Team via email to [email protected] 

Life On A Tudor Farm

It was full of kids my age that were really friendly. The activities were engaging and I learnt lots.

— Child participant

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