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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
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
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
Stratford Girls’ Grammar Schools
University of Karlsruhe
Walker Books
Widgit Software

Patrons and Donors

Nick Abell
Anthony Ashbourne
David Austin
Chester Barnes
Stephen Bellamy-James QC
Janet Bell Smith
Angela Bender
Colin Bennett
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
Ann Cook
Tim and Penny Cox
Julie Crawshaw
Becky Cund
Margaret Cund
Ann Cecilia Curtis
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
Stephen Farris
Michael Fordred
Roger Fox
Anne Gardiner
Brecht Garniers
Dr. Delia Garratt
Simon Gibbs
Iain and Zoe Gilbey
Christopher Goldie
Ros and Alan Haigh
Prof Chiaki Hanabusa
Mrs Angela Hartrey
Ann Harwood
Ian Heggie
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
Yoshiko Kawachi
Patrica Kilpatrick
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
Susan Middleton
Sir Jeremy Morse KCMG
Gillian Mullins
Rachael Ngombe
Peter Nicholls
Anthony Nutt
Dr Diana Owen
Liam and Colma O'Luanaigh
Graham Pearse
Faye Pearson
Sir Michael Perry GBE
Sue Powell
Karen Preece
John Price
Conrad Prince CB & Helen Prince
Dr Roger Pringle
Dr and Mrs Reddish
John Rees
Clare Rich
Barbara Roberts
Laura Rose
John Russell
Prof. Carol Rutter
Clare Sawdon
Moira Smyth
Clive and Annie Snowdon
Barry Stiefel
Yoshiro Sugimoto
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.

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
Patricia Beardsall
Dr Robert Bearman
June Bedford
Jane Beevers
Kay Bellinger
Mr and Mrs John Bender III
Leslie Berry
A Bird
Janice Boggis
Peter Broad
Dr Susan Brock
Stanley Brotherton
Ian Cole
Mary Cole
Neil Constable
Dr Ann Cook
Margaret Cund
Joan Davies
Christy Desmet
Mary Duffy
Eileen Dunn
Robyn Durie
G Edmonds
Mr and Mrs Howard Epstein
Steve Evans
Christine Fellows
Rosemary Fraser
A Gardner
Jeffrey Greenslade
Peter Gregory-Hood
Anne Grey
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
Dr David Langman
Major David Lees
Ann Lewis
Kathleen Lishman
Kay Lloyd Jacques
Mrs and Mr A E Logan
Dr William Long
Mr W Mackinnon
Tim Messom
Richard Morris
Mimi Morris
Lois Morrogh
Alex Neish
Marion Nicholls
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Nichol
Dr Diana Owen
Tadaaki Noguchi O'Connor
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
Dame Janet Suzman
Mayumi Tamura
Martin Taylor
Valerie Thompson
Michael Thrussell
Sue Tipping
Miyoko Tokioka
John Toll
Toshinori Uchimura
Joy Walker
Sir Stanley Wells
Michael Westwood
Christopher Whatmore
Vanessa Whitburn
David White
Edward Widderson
Russell Wigglesworth
Margaret Wimbury
Professor Akihiro Yamada
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
Toni Ritzenburg
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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