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Bring “a bit of Stratford” and the expertise of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust into your students’ Shakespeare experience

Shakespeare Online

Sessions can be tailored for university, international schools, and special interest groups.

It is now possible to build your own programme of digital engagements with our team of knowledgeable and passionate Shakespearians.

“The online programming was exceptional”

— Principia College,Illinois, USA

My students were locked into every word

— Florida International University, Miami, USA

“The session was truly both engaging and inspiring! I was thrilled to see the students become intrigued. This experience has made my semester!”

— Massasoit Community College, Boston, USA

Whether you are looking for a single engagement to support your teaching, or a series of sessions to create a Shakespeare programme we can match our offering to your needs.

We have a growing library of play-specific and specialist pre-recorded talks to choose from, and our experienced lecturers and archivists can join your students live online to lead discussions and answer questions on a wide range of topics, from Shakespeare’s life and works, to current research being undertaken at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Choose or combine elements from our menu list below to create a programme of your own design.


Shakespeare lectures (pre-recorded)

45 minute richly illustrated pre-recorded talks delivered in a lively and engaging manner on a wide range of Shakespeare-related topics. Talks on all of Shakespeare’s plays are available. Bespoke talks are also available on request. Choose one or more of the following:

  • Shakespeare’s Life and Times
  • Shakespeare in the Archives
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Shakespeare’s History Plays
  • Religion in the Elizabethan Period
  • Individual Shakespeare plays of your choice

We recommend combining these talks with a LIVE follow-up engagement with the lecturer to allow interactive discussion of play/topic with students.

LIVE Engagements

45 minute LIVE Q&A with SBT Lecturer/Member of the Collections Team/or Head of Research.

This is an opportunity for students either to follow-up on pre-records, or to share ideas and engage with SBT’s team of Shakespearians.

We recommend combining these engagements with a pre-recorded talk as a useful springboard into the conversation.

‘Watch Party Package’, includes: pre-performance lecture + ‘Watch Party’ + facilitated post-performance discussion

45 minute pre-recorded illustrated talk focussing on your Shakespeare play in performance ahead of the viewing of an online performance of your choice*, followed by a 45 minute LIVE facilitated online post-performance discussion.

*Please note that the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is not able to provide any streaming of theatre/film productions; these must be provided by your university/school/group.

Pricing: Combine elements to create a programme of your own design

Shakespeare lectures (pre-recorded) - £150

Live Engagements - £250

Live Specialist Archive Session - £300

Watch Party’ Package - £350

For more information or to make a booking please email [email protected]

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