Get Involved

 We love to engage with our visitors, from helping them to make the most of a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, to maintaining a connection with Shakespeare that can last a lifetime.

There are lots of ways for you to get involved at Shakespeare's Family Homes and stay in touch with the work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


Come and see us

Visit Shakespeare's Family Homes, where you might be invited to try out your acting skills at the Birthplace, get stuck into the daily chores from Shakespeare's day at Mary Arden's Farm, or tie the knot in a hand-fasting ceremony at Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Find out about special events in our what's on section, or learn about our range of educational courses.


Friends, volunteers and working with us

Become a Friend of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to support our work and enjoy a great range of benefits. To find out more about how you can lend a hand, learn new skills and have fun as a volunteer take a look at our volunteering pages.

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


Sign up to our newsletter

For updates by email on everything from our latest archive discovery to details of upcoming events, sign-up to our e-newsletter today.


Read our blogs

Check out our blogs and join in the conversation!

Blogging Shakespeare: Embracing Shakespearian conversation in a digital age.

Finding Shakespeare: Go behind the scenes of our archives, collections and reading room. Curating stories from Shakespeare's work, life and times.

Living Shakespeare: Documenting the stories of pilgrimage to Shakespeare's home through a series of video blogs featuring our visitors.

Mary Arden's Farm Blog: Sharing a sample of stories of life on a real working Tudor farm.


Volunteer archaeologist helps young visitors sieve for finds at New Place

  • 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