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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
  • Your exclusive 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
Student Friends' Membership*                £25 in full or part-time education or under 18
Life Membership - Individual                   £570
Life Membership - Joint                            £900

* for Student Friends' Memberships all the same benefits apply, What News? will be delivered via email

How to Pay

UK residents can pay online by credit card or direct debit.

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 CV3 6PQ

Give the Gift of Friends Membership

You can give Friends Membership as an online gift voucher or get in touch: call The Friends office +44(0)1789 339804 (Monday to Friday, 9-5) or email [email protected].

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