Groups & Schools

Step into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and immerse yourself in sixteenth century Stratford.  Sit in the very room that William Shakespeare sat as a pupil in the 1570s, visit the Council Chamber where his father served as Bailiff (Mayor) and experience the space where he first witnessed performances by the country’s greatest actors of the day. Participate in a Tudor Schoolroom lesson and brush up on your Latin!

Stratford's newest heritage site and visitor attraction provides the missing chapter of the story of Shakespeare's life in Stratford - his education and the inspiration that led him to become the world’s greatest playwright.  Major restoration and meticulous conservation work of the Guildhall, home to a series of rare medieval wall paintings, provides an extraordinary history of the building and of over 400 years of civic history of Stratford.

This interactive and engaging visitor experience will bring to life the many stories the magical Guildhall has to tell.

If you're bringing a large group of either adults or children, please tell us in advance and we'll make sure your visit runs as smoothly as possible. Please email [email protected] or telephone +44 1789 203172 with any Group or School Booking enquiry.


Your group will love Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall. Share the layers of history and immersive experience with like-minded individuals.

School visits

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall brings history to life for schoolchildren. It offers unique experiences that cannot be recreated in the classroom. All visits are designed to make the best use of your time, and provide an authentic and unforgettable learning experience.

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall covers the following Curriculum Links:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • History
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Design Technology

School Trip Benefits:

  • From £4.13* per pupil (schools’ price)
  • Free teacher place for every 10 pupils
  • Free Planning Visit for teachers and group leaders
  • Teachers’ Toolkit (from April 2017)

Group & Educational Visit Rates


Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Standard Recommended Price Standard
Group Rate 20%
Super Saver
Group Rate 25%
Adult £8.50 £6.80 £6.38
Child £5.50 £4.40 £4.13
Concession £6.50 £5.20 £4.88

Standard Group*, paying within 14 days if visit or on arrival = 20% discount
Super Saver Group, paying 14 days or more in advance of visit = 25% discount

Non- Educational Groups:  Guide/s go Free
Educational Groups:  1 free adult for every 10 students booked

Please email [email protected] or telephone +44 1789 203172 with any Group or School Booking enquiry.

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