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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 every day from 20-26 March. 

On 25 and 26 March between 12 and 4pm* join us for an exciting series of weekend events:


Saturday 25 March

Shakespeare's Birthplace

12-4pm Mask making 

Plus a number of performances by visiting dance troupes:

11am JDC Dance Company  (*please note earlier start time) 

12-2pm Stratford Renaissance Dancers

2-4pm Shakespeare Morris Dancers 

Shakespeare's New Place 

12-4pm Glove Puppet making 

12-4pm Tudor instrument workshops with Simon Pickard 

3-4pm The Drama Club (Home Education Group) perform Young Will

Hall's Croft

12-2pm Performance from Warwickshire Waits 

12-4pm Pop-up puppet making 

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage 

12-4pm Craft Activities in the Family Activity Marquee 

Mary Arden’s Farm

12-4pm Make your own Tudor instrument 

12-4pm Music and Dance workshops


Sunday 26 March

Shakespeare's Birthplace

12-4pm Mask making

12-4pm Harp workshop with Jasmine Earnshaw

Shakespeare's New Place 

12-4pm Glove puppet making 

12-4pm Tudor instrument workshops with Simon Pickard 

Hall's Croft

12-4pm Pop-up puppet making 

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage 

12-4pm Craft activities in the Family Activity Marquee 

Mary Arden’s Farm

12-4pm Make your own Tudor instrument 

12-4pm Music and Dance workshops


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

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