Discover the schoolroom where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is where it all began for William Shakespeare.

It’s where a bright Midlands schoolboy was educated and inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright.

As the place where William Shakespeare spent his school years and first experienced theatre, the Guildhall and Schoolroom has been described as “one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain” by historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall attracts both national and international visitors who are able to explore Shakespeare’s childhood and youth in the building that tells the hither to missing chapter in the story of his time in Stratford – his education and the inspiration that led him to become the world’s greatest playwright.

This interactive and engaging visitor experience including soundscapes, projections, films, interpretive panels and knowledgeable guides on hand with many anecdotes to tell will bring to life the many stories the magical Guildhall has to tell.

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has something for everyone. You’ll have fun, and you’ll discover amazing stories. You’ll come a lot closer to knowing the real Shakespeare and understanding his formative childhood years.

Adult £12.50
Concession £11.00
Child (5-17 years) £8.00
Under 5s Free
Open Every Day 11am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom

Normally £12.50

Booking Information

You will need to pre-book your visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom tickets can be booked using the booking app that comes with the Explorer Pass. Click on the link provided in your sales email and follow the instructions to book your tickets.

You’ll then need to present the tickets generated when you arrive at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom.