Beyond the Classroom

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Discover lively and interactive sessions of the highest quality, from keystage 1 to A Level. From literature to heritage, our sessions are directly useful to curricular and examination requirements, and also provide excellent opportunities for out-of-class assessment.

We look forward to working with you, inspiring your students, and enriching their experience of William Shakespeare in memorable and rewarding ways.

If you have specific requirements that are not met by our existing courses then please get in touch to see if we can create a tailored solution specifically for you. We also have a range of contacts who we can call on or put you in touch with if we are unable to help you directly.


Residential Courses

If you are interested in bringing your pupils to Stratford-upon-Avon to spend a few days with us we can arrange full courses lasting several days. Download a leaflet below for more details:

Take a look at our Residential Courses page to find out more about the full range of sessions on offer for longer courses in Stratford-uon-Avon. All our sessions can be tailored to the experience and needs of your pupils.


Stay in touch

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'Your knowledge and enthusiasm really brought the subject to life. We will be returning to Stratford in the future and we will definitely be calling on you again' (Childwall School, Liverpool)

'It was really cool to learn about Elizabethan times and Shakespeare's life and times before visiting his birthplace' (student comment)


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a supporter of the Arts Award, a scheme set up to support young people engage with the arts and build their creative skills. In addition to sessions and courses we run creative, family-based events throughout the year.