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Shakespeare Week Super Saturday

Join the annual nationwide celebration of Shakespeare by taking part in fun-filled activities at Shakespeare's Birthplace

With Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown, Ricky Martin from CBBC’s Art Ninja, and author and illustrator Marcia Williams

On Saturday 21 March, The Shakespeare Centre, next door to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, will play host to a free family fun day. Enjoy live performances from our resident actors Shakespeare Aloud! and the Sonnet Man throughout the day. Come along and get creative! 

Illustration workshop with Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown
11am, 2pm and 3pm

Book your free space for the 11am illustration workshop

Book your free space for the 2pm and 3pm illustration workshop

Sharpen your Shakespeares and turn up your Tudors, Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown comes to Stratford with a fun filled, action packed show full of foul facts, deadly drawing and awful audience participation. A great event for all the whole family, expect some history that is horrible and some illustrating that everyone can do. (Recommended for ages 5-11 years).

‘Be Not Afeard’ from multi-award winning Collar and Cuffs Co.
10am, 1pm and 3pm

Book your free tickets for ‘Be Not Afeard’

The isle is full of twangling sounds, paint and play; it feels scary at first, but you can learn to be confidently curious. Join a musical sensory telling of ‘The Tempest’ suitable for 0-7s, and fully inclusive for those with special needs. (Recommended for ages 0-7 years).

Animation station with Ricky Martin from CBBC’s Art Ninja
10am, 12pm & 2pm


Join the Art Ninja through the day for a spot of animation fun and see what you can create with the 'Stop Motion' software. (Recommended for ages 7-11 years).  

The Artists' Lab with children’s author and illustrator, Marcia Williams


Drop into the Artists' Lab from 10am-4pm and be inspired to become a maker! Create a collage with Marcia Williams and get arty with a range of make and take activities. (For all ages).  

For more information and to register for free resources visit the Shakespeare Week website.

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