Event Description

Shakespeare’s New Place
Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and meet the man behind the works at the site of his family home from 1597 until his death in 1616, and discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.

Shakespeare XR — New for 2020
Step inside Shakespeare’s New Place with our new visitor experience that combines augmented reality and virtual reality to give today’s visitors their first chance to see ‘inside’ the grand house where he lived with his family for the final 19 years of his life; additional charge applies.


Attic Tours
18 February, 12pm & 2pm

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the attic at Nash’s House, the Grade I-listed Tudor house next door to Shakespeare’s New Place that was owned by Shakespeare’s granddaughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Nash. Discover witches’ marks on the beams and information about the restoration work that took place there as part of the re-interpretation of New Place in 2016. Tours are free, but limited to 15 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that there are steep stairs and the tour may not be suitable for those with access needs.


‘If we shadows have offended’
15-23 February

Act out the play within the play scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream using our shadow puppet theatre, and come up with your own ending. Also enjoy dressing up, colouring in and more using our story sack based on the play.


Makaton Sing-a-long
First Sunday of the month starting on 8 March, 11am

Join in with nursery rhymes and then enjoy our specially created Makaton trail around the sculptures and other interactive parts of the site. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. Free to Stratford-upon-Avon (CV37) residents who claim their Community Card on entry, proof of address required.