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Shakespeare Week

Hands-on family activities at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare.

Celebrate Shakespeare Week with hands-on family activities at Shakespeare's Family Homes.

Monday 12 - Sunday 18 March, 12-4pm

Enjoy hands-on family activities every day during Shakespeare Week at all Shakespeare's Family Homes. Plus lots more family fun all weekend:

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 March

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Mask and ruff making all weekend plus face painting, dressing up and live dance performances:

Saturday 17 March 

2.00-2.30pm & 3.00-3.30pm, Warwickshire Waits, The Shakespeare Centre

2.30pm, Stratford Morris Men, Henley Street

Shakespeare’s New Place

Storytelling galore, plus story wand making and spell writing all weekend.

Saturday 17 March 

12pm, Makaton tales in our Storytelling tepee

Sunday 18 March

1.00pm & 3.00pm, Poetry Recitals and interactive sessions

Hall’s Croft

Pomander making and live performances. 

Saturday 17 March

1.30pm & 3.00pm, ‘Caliban in the Rockpool’ performance by the Bootleg Puppet Co.

Sunday 18 March

1.30pm & 3.00pm, ‘Caliban in the Rockpool’ performance by the Bootleg Puppet Co.

2.00 - 3.00pm, Tudor Music Entertainers

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Family activity marquee open all weekend. 

Saturday 17 March

6.00 - 7.00pm, Magical woodland candlelit storytelling – come dressed as a fairy or woodland creature 

Mary Arden’s Farm

Tudor treats and trenchers craft activities. 

Saturday 17 March

1.00 & 3.00pm, Poetry Recitals and interactive sessions

Sunday 18 March

12 - 2.30pm, Dance and Music workshops


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

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