Performing Arts, Drama & Theatre Studies Trips to Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and is unsurprisingly steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

School trips to Stratford upon Avon are an inspired choice because it gives students the chance to visit to the famous Swan Theatre, a modern theatre space based on the design of playhouses in Elizabethan England, as well as Shakespeare's Birthplace and Holy Trinity Church, his actual burial location.

Prices start from£175pp

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Shakespeare Birthplace Museum

The half-timbered house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 is Stratford's most cherished historic place. It is the most frequently visited of all the tourist places. Descendants of the dramatist lived there until the nineteenth century, and it has been a place of pilgrimage for over 250 years.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is situated one mile from Stratford-upon-Avon and offers a cultural wonder in that it is the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife. This thatched cottage is often described as the most romantic in England and is said to be the location of which Shakespeare courted his late wife. The cottage displays many rare family items including furniture and students can also enjoy a delightful Woodland Walk within its grounds.

Shakespeare's Houses Pass

Passes are available for two, three, four or five houses and can be used over 2 days. Sites include Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens, Hall’s Croft, and Nash’s House and New Place.

Behind the Scenes Tour— Royal Shakespeare Company

Starting in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Theatre Cloakroom, you will learn about the history of the RSC and its theatres in Stratford, as well as exploring a production in more depth to learn about the theatre making process.


Shakespeare's Birthplace Workshops

The half-timbered house where William Shakespeare was born in 1564 is Stratford's most cherished historic place. Workshops are delivered by a team of experts and are informative and inspiring, bringing Shakespeare and his works to life. Students explore ideas in depth and are illustrated with materials from their our world-renowned library and archive.

Royal Shakespeare Company Workshops

A wide range of workshops and events to connect students practically with Shakespeare's plays and those of his contemporaries, exploring the creative decisions around current and past productions. Available for current RSC plays and any Shakespeare plays, workshops can be tailored to suit the students age and aim to develop their understanding and explore characters, language and action.

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