Halloween at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Halloween at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
From Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November it will be full of Family Friendly activities including a Family Witches’ Trail that takes inspiration from the most apt Shakespeare play for Halloween, Macbeth

Casting their spell of til and trouble over visitors will be a coven of miniature Lego witches who will be hiding out in the nooks and crannies of this historic building with their lucky black cats.  The building will be decorated with colourful Halloween pumpkins and young witches, vampires and ghosts are encouraged to dress for the occasion.

Lego witches might be very 21st century, but Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall also holds a witches tale that dates back to the early 15th century.  Fearful of witches and evil spirits the witches’ marks were etched on the walls to ward any such wickedness away and can be found on the walls by the first floor windows.  This is just one of the fascinating stories that the guides will share with you during your visit.

With almost 600 years of history this is a building that naturally evokes the ghosts of the past, including Master Thomas Jenkins who has travelled back from Shakespeare’s day to give visitors a Tudor lesson.  This interactive encounter is one of the most popular aspects of the visitor experience and is greatly enjoyed by all ages.  There are also activities to be found in the Georgian classroom, including traditional games, quill writing, puzzles and Tudor dress up, and a Family Quiz.

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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall
20th October, 2023