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Shakespeare Week

Hands-on family activities at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Join the annual nationwide celebration of Shakespeare by taking part in fun-filled activities at Shakespeare’s family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Weave Will’s Word Web on the Birthplace railings, get hands- on with our craft activities, have your face painted and watch live performances.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Join us in The Activity Tent and make your own magical staff for Prospero, a carnival mask to wear to Romeo and Juliet’s ball and a miniature raft to journey to the isle of noises. Dress up and take to the stage as a character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shakespeare New Place

Escape to brave new worlds with our storytelling sessions in the tepee and make and take your own Shakespeare portrait.

Hall’s Croft

Dress Tudor-style by creating your own bejewelled ruff. Find out the meanings of some of Shakespeare’s forgotten words and add them to your own Will’s Word Wand .

Mary Arden’s Farm

Put your best foot forward in our Tudor music and dance workshops and then make your very own puppet theatre to take home.  

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


Arts Award Discover Days

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are delighted to be working with Reel Access Media to deliver an Arts Award Discover Day as part of the Shakespeare Week 2019 celebrations. In this practical full-day workshop, children will learn about the film making process and create their own live action or animated film inspired by Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Find out more:

Arts Award Discover Day: Families

Arts Award Discover Day: Home Educators

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