Shakespeare’s Schoolroom

shakespeare schoolroom

COVID-19: Important Information

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom is now open.

The Schoolroom will close for the winter from the 1st October.


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.

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

Admission Prices

Adult £10.00
Child (5-17 years) £6.50
Under 5s Free

The Explorer Pass

Free Entry with The Explorer Pass!
Prices start from £25