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Join our Friends

Enjoy exclusive benefits and be part of something extraordinary.

Become a Friend of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to enjoy exclusive benefits and help support our work

Join today! Your support is more important than ever as we adapt to challenging times and continue to care for our buildings and collections, and deliver online education programmes and events.

Our Friends provide vital support that helps:

To inspire future generations by protecting Shakespeare's family homes and keeping them open to all
To share Shakespeare's story with people from around the world using our priceless collection of historic objects, books, and documents
To nurture curious minds and ignite a passion for Shakespeare through our learning programme for all ages

In return for your support you can enjoy these benefits

  • Exclusive access to the Friends Digital Lounge so you can get closer to Shakespeare wherever you are in the world, with articles and news just for you
  • Discounts at the Birthplace Bookshop, Gift shop and online shop and for online events
  • Regular talks online on a huge range of Shakespeare-related subjects
  • Our monthly Friends digital newsletter with articles keeping you up to date with our latest news and events
  • Unlimited free entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace (via pre-booked timed ticket) and the other Shakespeare family homes (Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Shakespeare's New Place will be closed from 30 September 2021 to 26 March 2022).

How to become a Friend

Single Membership for 12 months - £38

Joint Membership for 12 months - £60 (admits two adults)

Family Membership for 12 months - £80 (admits up to two adults and four children)

Student Membership for 12 months - £25 (individual in full-time education)

You can pay here for 12 months or set up a regular direct debit

To pay by cheque send to Friends office, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW

Your support is more important to us than ever and we are so grateful for your patience at this difficult time. If you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]

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