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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update


Closure of Shakespeare's Birthplace from 5 November 2020

In line with the Government’s latest Coronavirus measures to enter into a second national lockdown, regrettably Shakespeare’s Birthplace and gift shop in Stratford-upon-Avon is closed until further notice. Our teams will be in touch with existing ticket holders booked to visit from 5 November onwards to process refunds. Please bear with us.

The other four Shakespeare family homes and gardens - Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's New Place, Mary Arden's Farm and Hall's Croft, will remain closed until at least spring 2021. The Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street is also closed to visitors for the immediate future. 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will continue to share Shakespeare’s timeless stories and his rich legacy via its digital channels, with a number of education and creative initiatives planned over the coming months. Please check our website and social media channels for the latest updates.

Our online gift shop continues to operate and we will endeavour to fulfil online orders periodically during this time.

We are keeping the situation under close review in line with Government and public health guidance, and look forward to welcoming visitors again when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. 

If we do meet again, we'll smile indeed.

— Julius Caesar, Act 5 Scene 1

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