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Winter School & Living Shakespeare

Adult leisure courses

Everyone feels able to participate whether experienced Shakespearian or beginner.

— Leisure course attendee

So informative, entertaining and enjoyable. This has been great fun.

— Leisure course attendee

Whether you are a returning attendee, or coming for the first time, we would love to welcome you in February 2024 for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's popular and convivial Winter School.

Winter School: 7-9 February 2024

Designed for Shakespeare enthusiasts and life-long learners alike, the course includes:

  • a variety of talks from subject specialists
  • lively discussions
  • Q&A sessions with theatre practitioners
  • two (optional) evening performances at the RSC.

The course package includes (optional) evening performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Merchant of Venice 1936 at the RSC's theatres.

Confirmed speakers include: Dr Paul Prescott; Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson; Dr Darren Freebury-Jones; Dr Jennifer Waghorn; and Dr Nick Walton, who will deliver sessions exploring the art of theatre reviewing; the musical quality of Shakespeare's works; his 'borrowings' from other writers, and more.

Download the Winter School programme.

Click here to book for the course.

Ticket Prices

£200 for the course package (with theatre tickets) - SOLD OUT
£120 for the course package (without theatre tickets) - still available to book

Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

Living Shakespeare

Dates for the 2024 Living Shakespeare courses have yet to be confirmed. Details will be shared with those on leisure courses mailing list in due course.

If you are not already on our mailing list and would like to receive updates on future courses, please sign up here.

Absolutely brilliant. So much food for thought.

— Leisure course attendee

Superb information and insights.

— Leisure course attendee

The quality of the sessions could not have been higher.

— Leisure course attendee

For further details please email [email protected].

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