We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1789 203170
Website
Today
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 8.46*
and up
Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Admission Ticket with Guided Tour
More Info
US$ 52.85*
and up
Full-Day Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon Tour From Bournemouth
More Info
US$ 52.85*
and up
Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon Day Tour From Oxford

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 181 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 120
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Ancient wall paintings revealed!

What a treat for any age! A well designed museum on the ground floor explores the history of the Guild Hall, and an ingenious light wall reveals the recently-discovered wall... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joanna071
,
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 157: English reviews
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a treat for any age! A well designed museum on the ground floor explores the history of the Guild Hall, and an ingenious light wall reveals the recently-discovered wall paintings and decorations. Upstairs has been devoted to the old schoolroom, complete with hands on activities, a strict teacher and hard wooden benches and desks. Make sure you sit up... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joanna071
Lincolnshire uk
Level Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well informed friendly guides - gives you a taste of the life a young William Shakespeare would of had - interative parts for children and adults to take part in - amazing it is still a school today

Helpful?
Thank Karen S
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting visit which would have been more enjoyable had there been more in the tour. The headmaster I'm sure would have been able to bring more to the scene if there had not just been the two of us. Also the lady who showed us how to use quill pens was really enthusiastic and obviously loved her... More 

Helpful?
Thank Derrick w
Bathurst, Australia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we visited the original schoolroom that Shakespeare was educated in. Stratford on Avon is another one of those amazing historical gems that dot the English countryside. A fascinating experience to be in a building that dates back to the 14th century. The schoolroom itself is still used by the exclusive grammar school that operates on the site while the... More 

Helpful?
Thank wananavu12
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This would have been a terrifying way to learn any subject. So great to see the original desks still in the room. Well acted out by the volunteers - the teacher was scary!

Helpful?
Thank Hilary C
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibition on the ground floor was of interest, and the Latin lesson was an eye opener. This building was the HQ of the Town Council, and young William had the opportunity to meet with travelling players, when they came seeking a licence to perform in the town. One room is still set up as a classroom. A film explained... More 

Helpful?
Thank hils124
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit . It was very informative, educational . The staff were really helpful . It is well worth a visit and good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank Justin F
Karratha, Australia
Level Contributor
396 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem covers the family role, how William took to education and the place of the Guilds in Tudor England. Recently spruced up and revitalised, character actors are used to describe the life and times, bringing it to life. The staff throughout are helpful and happy, making the whole thing a great experience. Not yet on the tour bus circuit,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve W
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It should have told us something where upon entry we were told there's no charge at present just give what you feel the exhibition is worth at the end. Although Shakespeare attended the school the exhibition appears to be just a few rooms explaining what school life was like back in his day. We gave a small donation because we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michele W
ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment following your visit last year. We are sorry that you disagree with so many of our visitors who have enjoyed their time with us. We have had very positive feedback about our staff and visitors' experiences, including our interactive display, activities and, especially our Tudor lesson, led by our Tudor Schoolmaster. We... More 

Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Interesting building with history attached. Some staff in costume which always helps to bring the history alive. Questions welcomed and answered politely.

Helpful?
Thank judiebuckfield

Travellers who viewed Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall also viewed

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
 
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
 

Been to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?