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Leisure Courses

Shakespeare courses for individuals or groups

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September Living Shakespeare Course - Booking now open

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The course offers the opportunity to learn and extend knowledge in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

Living Shakespeare

We are once again looking forward to hosting another series of our popular adult leisure courses here in Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare.

During the day you will discover more about the plays you will see that evening, including their performance histories and the different ways they have been presented on stage in the past.  Conversation and recollections of previous productions continue over the evening meals that many of us share before seeing the evening’s theatre performance.

Everyone is welcome: from the Shakespeare enthusiast to teachers and lifelong learners with a desire to enhance their knowledge.

We are always keen to welcome new and returning participants to our adult leisure courses.

Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 July 2018


  • Macbeth
  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • Romeo and Juliet


  • Martin Wiggins (University of Birmingham)
  • Catherine Alexander (formerly University of Birmingham)
  • Katherine Scheill (University of Minnesota)
  • Rosalyn Sklar (SBT)

Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 September 2018


  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Macbeth


  • Robert Smallwood
  • Nick Walton (SBT)
  • Darren Freebury-Jones (SBT)

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The program for the course is really well designed - an excellent selection of talks about a wide range of subjects alongside the opportunity for discussion with other attendees.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

Winter School 2019 - Hold the Dates

Winter School 2019 is scheduled to run from Wednesday 16 January to Saturday 19 January 2019 and will include performances of A Christmas Carol, Timon of Athens and Tartuffe at the RSC theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Further details, including how to register, will be published in due course.

Special Interest Groups

Create a bespoke residential course for your established special interest group. Download our Residential Courses leaflet to find out more. 

The welcome was superb providing an excellent background for continuous discussion. The staff at the Shakespeare Centre were unfailing in every opportunity to make it an outstanding venue.

— Living Shakespeare attendee

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