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Enjoy exclusive benefits and be part of something extraordinary.

Shakespeare's life and works broaden our horizons and give us fresh insight into the world around us.  
By becoming a Friend you will get closer to Shakespeare and help us give more people the opportunity to discover and enjoy Shakespeare's timeless stories.

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 all these benefits from just £38 a year - 

  • Unlimited free entry to all five Shakespeare family homes for 12 months
  • Discounts at our cafes, shops and for events such as the annual Poetry Festival
  • Regular talks on a huge range of Shakespeare-related subjects
  • Exclusive online content so you can get closer to Shakespeare wherever you are in the world
  • Special events and social activities like our annual Friends' garden party and expert-led trips
  • Our regular newsletter What News? delivered to your home - full of articles and news, keeping you up to date with what is happening (Take a look at some past issues of our newsletter)

Join today!

Individual Friends' Membership              £38
Joint Friends' Membership                       £60 admits two
Family Friends' Membership                    £80 admits up to two adults and four children

Life Membership - Individual                   £570
Life Membership - Joint                            £900

How to Pay

To pay by credit card or direct debit (UK residents only), click the link below.

To pay by cheque, make payable to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and send to 
The Friends office, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6QW

To give Friends Membership as a gift, call The Friends office +44(0)1789 339804 (Monday to Friday, 9-5) or email

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This is where the story began Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor Farm. We are now closed for winter and will re-open 16 March 2019. Relive Shakespeare’s love story Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps The home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna