The Christmas spirit will awaken at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon this December, when the 15th century building will be dressed for the festive season. Christmas decorations, influenced by the beauty of the natural world, will bring a simple magic to the medieval building, with holly, ivy, bay and wood logs all featured amongst the designs.
The displays will take inspiration from Tudor times, when decorations and garlands were made from winter branches, bright berries and colourful ribbons. Just as then, Yule logs will fill the fireplaces of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, which in Shakespeare’s day were lit to symbolically mark the 12 days of Christmas.
The Tudor Kissing Bough, the more elaborate precursor to kissing under the mistletoe, also awaits discovery!
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall’s shop will exude its own Christmas charm. Open daily to shoppers and visitors it is full of creative and original gifts that will help you tick off your Christmas list; including literature, history and culture inspired presents. There are also lots of stocking fillers and colourful and playful gifts for the children in your life.
Situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is the perfect attraction for all CV37 residents to visit with any friends or family who may be visiting during the festive season. A free 12 month entry pass will be issued to anyone who lives in CV37 when they buy an entry ticket. This pass provides unlimited free tickets for the holder for 12 months with a 25% discount for any visitors accompanying them.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily during the festive season (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 11.00am to 5.00pm.
We are looking for some young artists to use their creative skills to produce a mini exhibition of interpretations of William Shakespeare.
Travelling players are set to embark on a guildhall tour retracing the route taken by William Shakespeare and Lord Leicester's Men from West to East Midlands in the 17th century.