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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
George Fentham Birmingham Charity
Heritage Lottery Fund
Historic England
The Hobson Charity
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd
The Lillie C. Johnson Charity
The Michael Bishop Foundation
Museums Association
The Norton Foundation
The Oakley Charitable Trust
Provincial Grand Lodge of Warwickshire
The Rigby Foundation
Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama
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
Cambridge University Press
Caroline Lee Associates
Chartered Institute of Library and Informatio 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
Stratford Girls’ Grammar Schools
Walker Books
Widgit Software

Patrons and New Place Supporters

Mr Nick Abell
Mr David Austin
Mr Stephen Bellamy-James QC
Janet Bell Smith
Angela Bender
Colin Bennett
Mr Ralph Bernard
Leslie Berry
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
Mrs Ann Cook
Tim and Penny Cox
Julie Crawshaw
Mrs Becky Cund
Margaret Cund
Ann Cecilia Curtis
Ms Emma Dain
John Darkin
Irving and Olya David
Rev Bruce H. Davidson & Donald E. Barb
Andrew Day
Elizabeth Drake
Robyn Durie
Corinne Elliott
Jennie Ewing
Mr Stephen Farris
Anne Gardiner
Dr. Delia Garratt
Simon Gibbs
Iain and Zoe Gilbey
Mr Christopher Goldie
Ros and Alan Haigh
Prof Chiaki Hanabusa
Ann Harwood
Ian Heggie
Dr Lim Ho
Lourdes Holliman
Nicky Holloway
Clare Hopkinson
Lady Ruth Hopwood
Julia Howells
Mrs Rachel Hudson
Diane Hurst
Richard Hyde
Gillian Ingham
Yoshiko Kawachi
Mr and Mrs Nathan Kirsh
Igor Kolodotschko
Peter Kyle OBE
David and Donna Ladd
Sir Sydney & Lady Lipworth
Robert Lister
Prof. Jean-Marie Maguin
Selina McEnaney
Joan McFarlane
Mrs Susan Middleton
Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG
Gillian Mullins
Rachael Ngombe
Peter Nicholls
Anthony Nutt
Dr Diana Owen
Liam and Colma O'Luanaigh
Mr Graham Pearse
Faye Pearson
Sir Michael Perry GBE
Karen Preece
Mr John Price
Conrad Prince CB & Helen Prince
Dr Roger Pringle
Dr and Mrs Reddish
Barbara Roberts
Laura Rose
John Russell
Prof. Carol Rutter
Mrs Clare Sawdon
Mrs Moira Smyth
Clive and Annie Snowdon
Barry Stiefel
Yoshiro Sugimoto
Ms Elizabeth Sutter
Nathaniel Alexander Taker
Michael Thrussell
Prof. Sir Stanley Wells CBE
David Westcott
Chris White MP
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.

Mr Frank Benson
Mr Charles Elmy
Patricia Fox
Amy Pratt

Life Friends

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

Shakespeare's Birthplace America

John and Neville Bryan
Ann Cook
Fannin Family Foundation
Michael Galvin
Steve Kaufman Art Licencing LLC
Malcolm Pray Foundation
Jerold Principato
Ms Toni Ritzenburg
Ms Laura Rose
Susan Sachs-Goldman
Dr Gordon Strauss

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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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