Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Shakespeare Houses and the work of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  The simplest way is to sign-up to our e-newsletter for regular updates.

Come to an event

Come along to one of our events at the Houses where you might be invited to have a go at playing Juliet at the Birthplace, or take part in activities from Shakespeare's day at Mary Arden's Farm.  Click on the link to find out what's on at the Houses and more about the courses we run.

Friends, volunteers and working with us

Become a Friend of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to support the Trust's work and enjoy a great range of benefits.  If you have some spare time and would like to get more directly involved then take a look at our volunteering opportunities.

For details of temporary and permanent career opportunities with the Trust visit our current vacancies.

Care Farming At Mary Arden’s Farm

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming and horticulture providing, health, social or educational care services for vulnerable and excluded people through supervised, structured, meaningful work. 

For further details and an informal chat about care farming at Mary Arden's Farm, please contact Shashika Poopalasingham, Care Farm Co-ordinator; or tel: 01789 293455


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Junior Archaeology

  • We offer a range of visiting groups a whole programme of sessions which can be combined to create bespoke short courses to suit your needs. Developed for university groups these same sessions can be tailored for Shakespeare societies, drama groups or school pupils over the age of 15. 

  • Theatre trips

    Theatre trips

    Visits to the local theatres, see live performances at the RST and Swan theatres

  • Question and answer sessions

    Question and answer sessions

    Talk to a member of the theatre company in a professionally chaired question and answer session.

  • Post Performance Discussions

    Post Performance Discussions

    Discuss the performance you have seen with an experienced member of staff

  • SBT Shakespeare and Directing workshop

    SBT Shakespeare and Directing workshop

    Spend two hours working with a professional theatre director

  • SBT Archive display

    SBT Archive display

    Be introduced to some of our extensive archive collections

  • We have something for everyone with our range of events and activities throughout the year.

    What's on