Beyond the Classroom


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We promise lively and interactive sessions of the highest quality to students from keystage 2 to A Level. From literature to heritage, our sessions will be directly useful to your students curricular and examination requirements, and will also provide you with 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 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. Take a look at our Residential Courses page to find out more about the range of sessions on offer for longer courses. All our sessions can be tailored to the experience and needs of your pupils.


Testimonials:

'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)

 

Please search our database to find a course to suit your needs. 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.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pupils in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

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.

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  • Brush up your Shakespeare


    Find out more about Shakespeare's life, times and cultural context.

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key stage 3

    Price: £6.95 per pupil including visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Spotlight on Shakespeare


    Discursive Learning - Deep Understanding

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key stage 4

    Price: 6.95 per pupil including visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • All about Shakespeare


    Informative and fun introduction to Shakespeare's life and times

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key Stage 2

    Price: from 6.95 per pupil including a visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Willingly to School


    Spend a day as a Tudor child

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key Stage 2

    Price: 12.50 per pupil

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • The Best Will in the World


    Shakespeare and theatre workshop

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key Stage 2

    Price: 12.50 per pupil

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Rich Man, Poor Man


    For the QCA history unit 8a

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: Key Stage 2

    Price: 9.50 per pupil

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Tudors Alive!


    Hands-on Tudor history

    Venue: Mary Arden's Farm
    Key stages: Key Stage 2

    Price: 12.50 per pupil

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Set Text Talks


    A detailed look a your set text

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: A Level
    Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Pre U, WJEC

    Price: 7.50 per person

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • Theatre Text in Context


    Learn about original staging conditions of individual plays

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: A Level
    Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel

    Price: 7.00 per person

    Flexible dates, you choose your dates!

  • A Level Study Days Edexcel


    Exam board focused afternoons targeted for exam success

    Venue: The Shakespeare Centre
    Key stages: A Level
    Exam Board: Edexcel

    Price: 8.00 per student

    Fixed dates - set dates for you to choose