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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to discover how and where the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, spent his school years and first experienced theatre. This period in Shakespeare's life, about which there has been little previous insight, undoubtedly awakened in him a passion for the craft of which he was to become a master. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a truly immersive experience for all - whether a lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast or new to his enduring legacy. Fun for all the family.
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Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
+44 1789 203170
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would ponder myself a lief cousin to William and visiting this lodging very much allowed me to connect to that gent more. Mine lief cousin Cressida eke cameth with me and forsooth enjoyed the experience. The buildings art in most wondrous condition. Overall, I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first paid our money and went in we wondered what we had paid for. Very quickly should we were ushered into a side room to watch a quick video to get us in the mood. We then went upstairs into the medieval school...More

Thank Gus A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the medieval school rooms and be told how the scholars used to take their lessons. You can see the medieval school rooms and be told how the scholars used to take their lessons. There is a short video. You can try you...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undoubtedly the best Shakespeare experience in Stratford upon Avon. We learned so much about Shakespeare, his family, schooling and influences. The building, its history, the rooms, the restored original art work are so impressive and atmospheric but most illuminating was the very knowledgeable and personable...More

Thank 186402Jim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relatively recently developed addition to the repertoire of locations associated with Shakespeare. The guides are enthusiastic and well-informed. The schoolroom, with the master in attendance, is evocative and enlightening - and great fun. Touching to see the name of the great actor Tim Piggott-Smith...More

Thank Oo2sulliedflesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous tour! Great tour guide to accompany you, topped off by an actor who "takes you back to school" in an utterly engaging way. An absolute must - great for kids and great for adults! Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Buddy32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you fancy something other than the usual fodder of cottages and birthplaces this is a great option. You get to see how Shakespeare and his classmates studied in their day. Very informative and fun visit.

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Stratford upon Avon. Our guide was a student at the school. He explained a bit about the guildhall and led us to a short, interesting movie. Then - wow - the best part. In the small chapel a medieval...More

Thank USExpat1nUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew it could be so entertaining to go back to school? The staff were very good at engaging with the kids and the Magister was particularly adept at keeping unruly pupils in line. His performance was so inspiring the kids wanted to keep playing...More

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a short time in Stratford and this was the only Shakespeare related activity that we did and we are very glad! My sister and I (in our twenties) went with our mum and we all thought it was absolutely wonderful. Such helpful...More

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