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We are very grateful to all of our donors and sponsors, whose generous support makes so much of our work possible.

Trusts, Foundations and Grant Makers

Arts Connect
Arts Council England
Baron Davenport's Charity
Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation
George Fentham Birmingham Charity
Historic England
The Hobson Charity
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd
The Lillie C. Johnson Charity
The Michael Bishop Foundation
Museums Association
National Lottery Heritage Fund
The Norton Foundation
The Oakley Charitable Trust
Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
The Rigby Foundation
Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama
The Space
Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust
United Grand Lodge of England
Warwickshire County Council
William A Cadbury Charitable Trust
The Wolfson Foundation
The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

Corporate and Community Partners

Association of Senior Children's and Educational Librarians
Calderwood Wealth Management
Cambridge University Press
Cameron Homes
Caroline Lee Associates
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Coventry University
Edwardian Hotels
George Pragnell & Co
Intercity Technology
Jaguar Land Rover
King Edward Foundation
King Edward VI School, Stratford upon Avon
Midcounties Co-Operative
Quilts and Croissants Guest House
Rosconn Group
Sheldon Bosley Knight
Society of Chief Librarians
St Michael’s Prep School, Sevenoaks
Sony Pictures
Stratford Girls’ Grammar Schools
University of Karlsruhe
Walker Books
Widgit Software


Angela Bender
Irving and Olya David
Roger Fox
Ros and Alan Haigh
Mrs Angela Hartrey in memory of Patrick Hartrey
Sir Michael Perry GBE
Dr Sue Powell
Professor Carol Rutter


Nick Abell
Alison Allen
Gemma Allred and Paul Taker
Lorraine Arnold
Anthony Ashbourne
David Austin
Chester Barnes
David and Carolann Barnett
Stephen Bellamy-James QC
Janet Bell Smith
Claire Bendall
Colin Bennett
Ralph Bernard
Leslie Berry
Natalie Bishop
Matthew Bishton
Philip Bowman
Dr Douglas Bridgewater
Peter Buckroyd
David Burbidge CBE, DL
Roger Cadbury
Sir Geoffrey and Lady Cass
Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE
Judith Coleman
Neil Constable
Andrea Cox
Tim and Penny Cox
Julie Crawshaw
Becky Cund
Margaret Cund
Ann Cecilia Curtis
Emma Dain
John Darkin
Peter Dart
Keith Davey
Rev Bruce H. Davidson and Donald E. Barb
Andrew Day
Elizabeth Drake
Julie Draper
Robyn Durie
Corinne Elliott
Jennie Ewing
Stephen Farris
Michael Fordred
Amanda Gall
Anne Gardiner
Brecht Garniers
Dr. Delia Garratt
Simon Gibbs
Iain and Zoe Gilbey
Christopher Goldie
Prof Chiaki Hanabusa
Ann Harwood
Ian Heggie
Jason R Hemmings
Maureen Hitchens
Dr Lim Ho
Lourdes Holliman
Nicky Holloway
Joanne Holroyd
Clare Hopkinson
Lady Ruth Hopwood
Julia Howells
Mrs Rachel Hudson
Diane Hurst
Richard Hyde
Gillian Ingham
Linda Johnson
Professor Yoshiko Kawachi
Helen Kemp
Patrica Kilpatrick
Mr and Mrs Nathan Kirsh
Igor Kolodotschko
Peter Kyle OBE
David and Donna Ladd
Sir Sydney and Lady Lipworth
Pat and Robert Lister
Selina McEnaney
Susan Middleton
Annette Miller
Gillian Mullins
Gill Napier
Mark Newsam
Rachael Ngombe
Peter Nicholls
Penny Norman
Anthony Nutt
Dr Diana Owen OBE
Liam and Colma O'Luanaigh
Irene Page
Graham Pearse
Faye Pearson
Karen Preece
John Price
Conrad Prince CB & Helen Prince
Dr Roger Pringle
Dr and Mrs Reddish
John Rees
Clare Rich
Barbara Roberts
John Russell
Clare Sawdon
Moira Smyth
Clive and Annie Snowdon
Barry Stiefel
Rachel Suddart
Yoshiro Sugimoto
Gillian Taylor
Enid Thornton-Smith
Michael Thrussell
James Tompkins
Jodie Ward
Professor Sir Stanley Wells CBE
Chris White
Nigel Wood
Catherine Hofmann Workman
Judith Wylie
Philippa Wynne
Nadhim Zahawi MP

Plus other anonymous donors


We are very grateful for the thoughtfulness of those who have left a gift in their Will to continue the work of the Trust.

Frank Benson
Charles Elmy
Patricia Fox
Amy Pratt

Life Friends

Lindsey Allwork
Professor Iska Alter
Sir Eric Anderson
Dr Linda Anderson
David and Carolann Barnett
Benjamin Bather
Patricia Beardsall
Dr Robert Bearman
June Bedford
Jane Beevers
Kay Bellinger
Angela and John Bender
Leslie Berry
A Bird
Janice Boggis
Peter Broad
Dr Susan Brock
Stanley Brotherton
Ian Cole
Mary Cole
Neil Constable
Margaret Cund
Joan Davies
Christy Desmet
Mary Duffy
Eileen Dunn
Robyn Durie
G Edmonds
Mr and Mrs Howard Epstein
Sheila and Steve Evans
Christine Fellows
Rosemary Fraser
A Gardner
Jeffrey Greenslade
Peter Gregory-Hood
Ros and Alan Haigh
Joy Hammersley
Michael Handford
Mikio Hasegawa
E Heneghan
Jean Holland
Reverend Peter Holliday
Margaret Hopkins
Hiroshi Igata
Professor Takashi Ito
Verity James
Antony Johnson
Julia Jones
Michele Kaminski
Michiyo Kato
Carol Kelly
Olive Kemp
Mary Keyte
Professor Emeritus Joo-Hyon Kim
Professor Arthur Kinney
Professor Tetsuo Kishi
Ryoichiro Kono
Professor David Langman
Major David Lees
Ann Lewis
Kathleen Lishman
Kay Lloyd Jacques
Mrs and Mr A E Logan
Dr William Long
Mr W Mackinnon-Little
Tim Messom
Richard Morris
Mimi Morris
Lois Morrogh
Alex Neish
Marion Nicholls
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nichol
Dr Diana Owen
Christine Penney
Alan Parnham
Eve Pomerantz
Chrys Preston
John Price
Dr Sabine Prufer
Bryony Purse
Mr and Mrs J Rothenberg
Gary Seger
Howard Shakespeare
Dudley Simpson
Dan Smith
Yvonne Steele Hudson
Elizabeth Sutter
Mayumi Tamura
Martin Taylor
Valerie Thompson
Michael Thrussell
Sue Tipping
Miyoko Tokioka
John Toll
Toshinori Uchimura
Professor Sir Stanley Wells CBE
Michael Westwood
Christopher Whatmore
Vanessa Whitburn
David White
Edward Widderson
Russell Wigglesworth
Margaret Wimbury
Julia Woodhouse
Professor Akihiro Yamada
Nicholas Youell

Shakespeare's Birthplace America

Fannin Family Foundation
Michael Galvin
Steve Kaufman Art Licencing LLC
Malcolm Pray Foundation
Charles Thayer and Molly Potter
Jerold Principato
Laura Rose
Susan Sachs-Goldman
Jim and Susie Staikos
Dr Gordon Strauss and Dr Catherine Newton

And many hundreds of Friends and individual donors whose contributions are greatly valued.

Please consider joining us to help more people enjoy the wonderful legacy of William Shakespeare. By making a donation or becoming a Friend you can help with:

  • Giving over 1 million schoolchildren a great first encounter with Shakespeare through Shakespeare Week
  • Essential conservation of Shakespeare's Birthplace and the other Shakespeare family homes in our care
  • Caring for the priceless books, documents and museum objects in our Collection

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