Plan an Education Visit

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall offers fun, informal and authentic learning experiences for any education group

The Experience

You are invited to step into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and immerse yourself in fifteenth and 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. You are able to explore the building’s role as a medieval provincial Guildhall that sat at the heart of Stratford’s civic governance and learn about its almost 600 years of educational and commercial life. Standing where Shakespeare’s father served his year as Bailiff (Mayor), you will hear the sounds of the Court of Record, over which John Shakespeare presided when Bailiff. The highlight of your visit will be with Master Thomas Jenkins brushing up your Latin in a Tudor-style lesson.

School Visits

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall brings history to life for schoolchildren. We offer 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 

School Rates:

SS&GH 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
PLUS 1 free adult for every 10 students booked

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


Why not enhance the value and learning for your students during your visit to Stratford-upon-Avon?

We have teamed up with our friends in town at the MAD Museum and Stratford Butterfly Farm to offer education groups the opportunity to visit our attractions and save money with our money saving education joint tickets.  These special tickets for three very different Stratford experiences provide a great day out for the whole family!

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall and the MAD Museum

The MAD Museum is this country's only permanent venue for mechanical art. The quirky attraction displays interactive pieces, in particular; kinetic art & automata. It's where clever design meets outrageous inventions. Visitors can interact with weird and wonderful mechanical contraptions made by artists from all around the world and, build giant marble runs and try to comprehend the intricacy of the quirky machines. Think the machines and gizmos used in Wallace and Gromit, Scarpheap Challenge and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!  Situated a 5 minute walk from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

Ticket Prices:
Primary Student £8.80
Primary Teacher £12.00
Secondary Student £8.80
Secondary Teacher £12.00
Higher Education Student £10.80
Higher Education Teacher £12.00
1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students

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

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall and the Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise.  Come rain or shine your students will enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world's most beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.  Situated a 10 minute walk from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.  

Ticket Prices:
Students £9.38
Teachers £9.38
1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students  

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

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB
Telephone: 01789 230170

MAD Museum
Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PT
Telephone: 01789 269356

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire  CV37 7LS
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Telephone: 01789 299288

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Allchurches Trust Limited
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