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About SBA

Representing the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in America

There is a long and proud history of connection between American visitors and Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The very first name in the first visitor book for Shakespeare’s Birthplace is TH Perkins from Boston, Massachusetts, who visited in 1812. Visitors have included Presidents Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Theodore Roosevelt, as well as many great American writers and actors. Today,  over 200,000 visitors a year come from the US to discover the humble home where a genius was born, and to learn about Shakespeare the man and the environment that inspired his work.

The SBA Board

Shakespeare’s Birthplace America is an independent non-profit organization, granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the IRS. It is managed by a volunteer Board that meets periodically to review scholarship and bursary applications received by teachers and students in America wishing to attend educational residential courses at the SBT in Stratford-upon-Avon and grant proposals from the SBT for conservation work at the Shakespeare family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon or the Shakespeare Library & Archive Collections cared for by the SBT. All monies raised and received from SBA patrons, friends and fundraising events in the USA or United Kingdom go directly to support the charitable objectives and work of the SBT. For further information on how you can support this work, please email us directly at

Current Board members are:
Peter Kyle 
Dr Diana Owen
Dr Gordon Strauss
Jeff Marlow

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