It's Shakespeare Week!
Celebrate with us from 16-22 March 2015
Discover our short courses for adult learners, including 'Living Shakespeare' and 'Winter School'
Explore our Treasures
We have a wealth of fascinating books and other artefacts in safe keeping at the Shakespeare Centre.
Explore our library and archive collectio ns on-line.
Education on Twitter
Follow our dedicated Education Twitter account @SBTEducation for all the latest fun and updates from the Learning team
Delve deeper into the world of Shakespeare
Short educational courses for groups aged 15 and upwards. Fun and educational courses that are the perfect accompaniment to a theatre visit.
Three day courses designed to complement current RSC productions
Explore our blog sites and really get to know us.
All about Shakespeare from the education team and beyond
Stories exploring Shakespeare through the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Collections
Stories direct from visitors to Shakespeare's Birthplace
News, Tudor skills and more from the team at Mary Arden's Farm
View our collections
Discover thousands of manuscripts, rare books, artefacts and works of art with fascinating associations with William Shakespeare
Explore some of our star objects
Discover what’s in our collection
Behind the scenes in the Collections Department
Happy #NationalPoetryDayThu 8 Oct 2015
To celebrate National Poetry Day today we are looking at Shakespeare’s Poems, a collection of the Sonnets from 1640 which were rearranged and retitled by John Benson. Sonnets had fallen out of fashion at the time and so Benson reissued them…
On the trail of Mary HornbyFri 2 Oct 2015
This week has been a busy week for family history research and we’ve welcomed people from around the world trying to learn more about their Stratford ancestors. We were particularly excited to welcome Craig Hall and his son Aidan to the…
Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed PencilMon 14 Sep 2015The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by…
From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth FoliosFri 10 Jul 2015In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost book auction house in America, Bangs and Co. on 91 Fifth Avenue. A large, thick volume caught…