Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare's Birthplace

The childhood home of William Shakespeare is a very special place where you can make your own personal connection with the world's most  famous playwright. Begin the story at the fascinating Famous Beyond Words exhibition, before exploring the house he was born and grew up in

Our costumed guides will take you on a journey back in time with tales of Shakespeare's family life and his father's glove making business. 

Get up close to rare and priceless artefacts from the Trust's world class collections in the Shakespeare's Treasures exhibition

For a taster of Shakespeare's famous plays, enjoy live theatre, on demand, with Shakespeare Aloud! - our costumed actors as they perform excerpts from your favourite Shakespearian play

Visitor comments:

"Simply superb performance by Shakespeare Aloud! actors and costumed guides, really brought it to life!"

"Everyone from Granny to the 4 year old was enthralled with the visit.  Can't wait to read his works now."

Look out for family events taking place in the school holidays and on selected weekends throughout the year!

Did you know?

'€¢ The impresario, PT Barnum threatened to buy the Birthplace in 1847 and tour it around America in his circus. This sparked a national campaign to save the Birthplace and paved the way for the foundation of the Trust

'€¢ A preserved window can be found at the Birthplace, showing the engraved names of some of its earliest visitors, dating back to 1806

'€¢ Famous visitors over the years include: President Roosevelt, Princess Diana and Dame Judi Dench


The Shakespeare Centre, Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW
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