Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Church Street
CV37 6HB

    • Phone: 01789 203 170

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    See where William Shakespeare spent his schooldays, discovered theatre for the first time and was educated and inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright. Your visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall will bring to life William's time as a schoolboy, from about 1571 to 1578. You'll find out how his outlook and ambitions were formed by the lessons he attended at the Guildhall and the plays he saw there. You'll follow in William's footsteps, exploring the classroom where he studied between the ages of 7 and 14. You can watch a short film about the kind of lessons he went to, and try some Tudor homework. You can even take part in a live Tudor lesson under the watchful eye of a 'master'! A visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall has something for everyone. You'll have fun, and you'll discover amazing stories. You'll come a lot closer to knowing the real Shakespeare and understanding his formative childhood years.

    Further information

    Opening Hours:

    Open Every Day 11am - 5pm Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Guildhall continues as place of learning with lessons for King Edward VI School taking place in the building until 11am during term time.


    Adult: £8.00 Concession (Students and over 60s): £6.00 Child (up to 17 years old): £5.00 Under 5 Years: FREE Family 2+4* (2 Adults and up to 4 children - 5 to 17): £22.00 Family 1+4** (1 Adult and up to 4 children - 5 to 17): £17.00

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