Upcoming events for Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Tour of Dig for Shakespeare

We have some fantastic events coming up over the next few months for the Friends that will increase your enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare and the work of the Trust. More events will be featured in the next newsletter.

Upcoming Events

  • Shakespeare's World in Wine

Past Events

  • Stories from the Collections
  • Conservation Tour of Hall's Croft

If you would like to book a place on any of these events then please download and fill in the booking form and return with payment, or ring 01789 204016 and ask to talk to Jessica Hill in Development.  If you have any queries or would like more details about these events then please contact us on 01789 204016 or email us at
We look forward to seeing you soon


Upcoming Events

Shakespeare's World in Wine
The Shakespeare Centre, 16 November 2012, 7.30pm

Join us on a light hearted and entertaining journey through Shakespeare’s most famous speeches accompanied by wine tastings and canapés. Led by renowned wine expert Alastair MacBrayne and Shakespearian Paul Edmondson you will be entertained with witticisms, banter and performances from our resident acting company Shakespeare Aloud!  Professor Stanley Wells has also promised to make a cameo appearance.

Tickets are £18 for Friends, £20 for non-Friends members and include all wine and food tastings.

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Past Friends' Events

Stories from the Collections

The Friends joined Peter Hewitt, a Doctoral student carrying out research in our Collections, to learn more about previously unseen items and their uses.  The most popular piece shown was a medicine chest dating to the 1580s which was used to hold expensive spices, dried herbs and roots, together with notes on how to prepare them.


Conservation tour of Hall's Croft

Over three separate tours almost 50 people were shown around Hall's Croft by our conservation expert Roy Steele. They learnt about the conservation challenges we face every day and the measures we are taking to protect our five Shakespeare Houses. They were also treated to a behind the scenes look at some of the conservation work taking place.



Want to know what else is happening at the Houses? Follow the link below.