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Residential Courses & Scholarship Opportunities

Come be part of one of our study-abroad education courses in Stratford-upon-Avon for students of all ages

Educational Residential Courses in Stratford-upon-Avon

For over 50 years, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has welcomed students from American colleges, universities and high schools on educational residential courses here in Stratford-upon-Avon. These courses are designed  with your group in mind, creating bespoke itineraries that meet the interests and academic requirements of the institution whilst allowing the students and course participants to fully experience Shakespeare’s works, life and times. 

These residential courses and the long-standing relationship with American educational institutions are a testament to our shared belief that global learning and arts & humanities initiatives are a core building block which should be available to each and every student as part of their educational journey.

A wonderful experience, always a life altering visit for our students.

— Course Leader, Florida International University

Scholarship opportunities 

In 2016, Shakespeare's Birthplace America began fundraising for scholarships for individuals and groups of students to underwrite and provide financial support to those who would otherwise be unable to attend these courses in Stratford-upon-Avon. If you would like to know more about how to apply for these scholarship opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation to support this outreach work, please contact us for more information. 

Please know that each dollar donated to the designated SBA scholarship fund goes directly towards covering the course fees for eligible students and as a supporter of this work you will get feedback from the teachers and course participants on the positive impact and difference that your tax-deductible donation helped to make possible.

Alumni, Special Interest and VIP courses 

We welcome residential courses of Alumni groups, Shakespeare Societies, Shakespeare Theatres and private members clubs throughout the year.

Here they enjoy talks and lectures with our in-house Shakespeare and Heritage experts and immerse themselves in Shakespeare's world through guided visits to the five Shakespeare Family Homes, exclusive talks, workshops and garden tours and other behind the scenes events.  

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Scholarships and grants are available for students and teachers attending our educational residential courses throughout the year. Please contact us to find out more about how to apply.

Digital Classes, Free online Resources and Outreach Programmes

We reach over one million school children, students and leisure learners through our sessions delivered here at The Shakespeare Centre, through our free online resources, our digital classes and our outreach programmes. 

Find out more by checking the Digital Link Up page on our website. Alternatively view and download our teaching resources.


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