Shakespeare in Stratford Upon Avon

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the home of William Shakespeare

If you are within an hour or two of Stratford and fancy a day trip, the main sites that relate to the playwright's life are all within walking distance of each other. If your school is further afield and you plan on spending a few days in this picturesque town beside the River Avon, there is plenty to keep you entertained and engaged.

William Shakespeare lived during Tudor times, from 1564 until 1616, writing comedies, romances and tragedies that still captivate us to this day. For school groups wanting to learn more about who Shakespeare was, how he was influenced, and the influence he had on the rest of the world, a school trip to Stratford is a fantastic way to bring this incredible story to life.

We work with a wide selection of companies who can make your school trip memorable. So whether you wish to visit Stratford, or simply have a Shakespeare workshop at your school, we can help you find the perfect learning experience.

Shakespeare's Stratford

For such a world famous person from history to have lived and worked in a relatively small town such as Stratford-upon-Avon, it is hardly surprising that there are plenty of things to see and do while visiting:

  • William Shakespeare's birthplace
  • Schoolroom and Guildhall
  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Shakespeare's New Place
  • Shakespeare's grave
  • Tudor World

Link Shakespeare to your curriculum topics in Tudor History, Events Beyond Living Memory, English creative writing, and more.


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If you would like to take a school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, or have a Shakespeare themed workshop visit your school, please use the form below to tell us what you are looking for.

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Shakespeare experiences

Stratford Overnight English & History Trip with Equity
Stratford Overnight English & History Trip with Equity
Stratford Overnight English & History Trip with Equity

To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination where they can wander through the pages of his stories.
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Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals.
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YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford
YHA Stratford

There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips in the West Midlands.
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Open Air Shakespeare!
Open Air Shakespeare!
Open Air Shakespeare!

Would you like your students to explore Shakespeare in a completely new way? Let's take it outside! Drama in the Woods take your students into your school's outdoor space to explore, design, rehearse, build and perform your play of choice!
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Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

See the Bard's most famous love story as you never have before - inside a dome, in the middle of the action!
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Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy
Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy
Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy

What makes Shakespeare so famous? – this is the question we explore in these two workshops. Using our fun, interactive and immersive style we introduce students to the work of the greatest entertainer of all time.
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Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Shakespeare

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring Shakespeare or even just one of his many plays!
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Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops
Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops
Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops

Performances and workshops delivered at school! Less fuss, less cost and (dare we say it) better quality than a trip to the theatre. "Set up so cleverly, it really sings." Daily Record. "Like Horrible Histories, but funnier!" Primary Times.
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Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire
Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire
Introducing Shakespeare- Engage and Inspire

During this Drama Hut Workshop, we will lead the children on a fun exploration of ‘all things Shakespeare’, helping them to appreciate how exciting and accessible his work can be, through voice exercises, storytelling, text work and improvisation
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Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips
Creative School Trips

Theatre Workout is a Destination Management Company (DMC) specialising in creative and cultural group travel for schools, working with UK and international school groups and the group travel industry to deliver hundreds of school trips each year!
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Inspire Reading for Pleasure
Inspire Reading for Pleasure
Inspire Reading for Pleasure

Even before the Institute of Education reported that reading for pleasure has "powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," schools were thanking us for inspiring their learners to read. Bring this empowering engagement to your school.
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Creative History Workshops
Creative History Workshops
Creative History Workshops

Including larger than life, interactive performances, open-ended workshops and classroom-based sessions, our unique range of Creative History Workshops include: The Brilliant Britons, Time Travel Theatre, Time Travel Tourists and Historical Maths!
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Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2
Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2
Living History Workshops Ks1 & Ks2

Theatre Workshop have been Wowing for over 25 years with fun filled active Living History workshops. Our session certainly have the WOW factor and will get you pupils scrabbling for the internet to research for themselves. Book NOW
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Tudors
Tudors
Tudors

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Tudor and Elizabethan interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the Tudor world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.
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Radio Active
Radio Active
Radio Active

Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it - Terry Wogan Radio provides a fun, exciting and engaging medium for pupils to develop their communication skills, build confidence and learn in a creative and different way.
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West End Workshops
West End Workshops
West End Workshops

Theatre Workout is a leading producer of drama and theatre-based workshops and courses in London's West End, in schools and online, offering multi-award-winning programmes led by industry professionals.
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Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops
Tudor Workshops

Focused practical tasks taking history as a starting point and using, DT, maths literacy, science and drama to differing degrees pupils create large scale reconstructions of famous architectural landmarks that bring curriculum subjects to life.
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The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum
The MAD Museum

The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum' for short, exhibits over 90 interactive pieces of kinetic art & automata made by inventors from all around the world. This is the UK’s only centre for mechanical art & combines learning with fun
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Themed Storytelling
Themed Storytelling
Themed Storytelling

In the year that the IoE found reading for pleasure to have "a powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," our European Lifelong Learning study saw learners score 26% better in a standardised test. Bring these results to your school!
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History Workshops
History Workshops
History Workshops

The Drama Hut specialise in bringing on-site and online workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school!
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Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online
Hands on History Online

Immersive historical learning experiences take you back in time with fully custom-made experiences.
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Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop
Tudors & Elizabethans Workshop

We bring interactive history right to your school via a full range of resources including our mini-museum, replica weapons and games; all hosted by our experienced actors who bring history to life in the classroom.
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Primary School Trip to London with Equity
Primary School Trip to London with Equity
Primary School Trip to London with Equity

London has so much to offer for Primary School trips with excursions and attractions that link to all subject areas.Even though this is the biggest capital city in Europe, we choose excursions that are central so it’s easy for groups to travel.
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Theatre Workout Education
Theatre Workout Education
Theatre Workout Education

Theatre Workout is one of the UK's leading drama and theatre workshop providers. We deliver bespoke West End Workshops, Outreach Workshops in schools across the UK, and offering weekly classes and clubs in London schools.
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Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey
Conway Centres Anglesey

With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible.
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