Fundraising & donations

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall offers a truly unique experience.

It enables visitors to follow in Shakespeare's footsteps, seeing where he was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. For many years this has been the missing piece in the story of Shakespeare's childhood.

Extensive conservation work has secured the Guildhall for future generations. This has been made possible by grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

The work completed so far includes vital repairs to the timber structure, and upgrades to the interior. Important historical features have also been conserved, including a group of rare medieval wall paintings.

This has enabled us to open Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall to the public for the very first time. But there's still a lot to do so that we can bring the building's remarkable stories to life and share them with visitors.

The Trustees of King Edward VI School believe they have a duty to share this superb building and its amazing stories with the public. We are very grateful for donations that help us to make this happen.

In particular, we would like to thank the following donors:

  • Allchurches Trust Ltd
  • The Aurelius Charitable Trust
  • Charter 600 Charity of the Mercers' Company
  • The Old Edwardians
  • The Pilgrim Trust
  • The Gatsby Charitable Foundation
  • The John and Ruth Howard Charitable Trust
  • And, last but not least, many generous individuals who contributed through the My Donate page

Please join them and visit our My Donate page to contribute to this unique project.

The Trustee body responsible for the future of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall is a registered charity - our charity number is 528769.

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