Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall – Overview
Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall and immerse yourself in 16th century Stratford. Discover where William Shakespeare received his educated and got his inspiration to become the world’s greatest playwright.
Sit in the very room that William Shakespeare sat in as a young pupil, visit the Council Chamber where his father served as Bailiff (Mayor) and experience the space where he first witnessed performances by the country’s greatest actors of the day.
Participate in a Tudor lesson and brush up on your Latin! An interactive and engaging visitor experience for all – dress up Tudor-style for a selfie, play Tudor games and get messy with quill and ink and marvel at the medieval wall paintings. Feel like a student! Here you get to explore the very building in which young William Shakespeare enjoyed his education in the 1570s. Learn about what subjects he would have studied and the teaching methods of the day. Watch short films about the lessons and go back in time. Then, maybe you’ll unravel what made William Shakespeare want to become one of the greatest playwrights, poets and actors!
Furthermore, you will get to see the Guildhall Guild of the Holy Cross, Stratford’s commercial, civic, social and religious heart of the 13th century. It even claimed to get people into heaven faster. To become a member, you’d have to pay a fee, so most members were rather prosperous. However, its wealth and power only lasted until the 16th century.
The Guildhall reflects the wealth and prestige of the Guild and is one of Britain’s finest surviving guildhalls! It includes a small chapel for the Guild priests.
You might also be interested in Shakespeare’s Family Homes to learn even more about his upbringing!
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has a fully wheelchair accessible lift and an accessible bathroom on the ground floor, adjacent to the main entrance.
Click here, to see how you can get there.
|Regular Price||With Voucher|
|Child (5 to 17)||£5.50||£4.40|
|Family (2 adults +4 children)||£24.00||£19.20|
Daily from 11:00am to 17:00pm
(last admission from 4.30pm)
Closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day
|monday||11:00 - 17:00|
|tuesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|wednesday||11:00 - 17:00|
|thursday||11:00 - 17:00|
|friday||11:00 - 17:00|
|saturday||11:00 - 17:00|
|sunday||11:00 - 17:00|