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Bookings & Enquiries

Booking information for educational courses from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Contact our learning team with all enquiries, or to book a course.

Educational Booking FAQs

Is parking available for coaches and minibuses?
Yes, we offer coach parking in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre and at both Mary Arden's Farm and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Visit our Educational Visits planning page for more details and downloadable maps. 

When are payments due?
For education sessions we will invoice you two weeks prior to your visit. For longer term residential courses invoices will be issued in advance.

Do I need to book a time slot if I plan to visit the houses in addition to the booked education session?
We strongly recommend that you book a timed slot through us in order to avoid unnecessary delays.

What Teacher/student ratio do you require?
For pupils aged 5-11 (UK key stages 1 and 2) we recommend a ratio of one teacher for every eight students. Teachers of this age group are free of charge.

For pupils aged 11 (UK key stage 3) and above, we recommend a ratio of one teacher for every ten students. One teacher is free with every ten students.

Are there any guidelines for teachers and pupils?
We do expect teachers to stay with their pupils at all times while visiting and we have put together a few further guidelines for you in this document: Notes for Teachers

Are your teaching spaces accessible to disabled visitors?
All of the teaching spaces at the Shakespeare Centre are accessible by lift. There are also accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Are all the Shakespeare houses located within walking distance?
Mary Arden’s Farm is 3.5 miles outside of the town centre and is accessible via a short walk and quick train ride from Stratford-upon-Avon to Wilmcote. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage is about 20 minutes’ walk from town. Coach parking is also available at both sites.

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