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Daily 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Show and Tell Sculpture Tour

Discover more about the intriguing and captivating sculptures, and what inspired their creators.


Daily, every 30 minutes from 11am-4pm

Where’s the House Talk

Find out more about the fascinating history behind the home Shakespeare lived in for 19 years of his life.


6 & 7 July, – 10am – 11am

Outdoor theatre performance: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Students from Birmingham’s Saltley Academy have teamed up with Stan’s Cafe to present a playful version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Prepare to be entertained as the group perform a compressed version of the play with the help of mechanical puppets. Come and see what happens when one of Britain’s premiere contemporary theatre companies collaborates with 120 11 & 12 year olds performing one of Shakespeare’s best love plays.


26 July & 23 August, 2-2.30pm

Flowerpots and Forget-me-Nots Garden Talk

Hear from our expert gardeners as they reveal how they care for the borders and lawns, and share their secrets and top tips.


30 July, 12pm and 2pm

Outdoor theatre performance: Cymbeline

Young actors from the Robinson Community Learning Centre in Indiana, USA are proud to present a special hour-long performance of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. These two free public performances will be the first fully staged performance of a Shakespeare play by an American youth theatre at Shakespeare’s New Place since the re-imagination of the site in 2016.


16 August, 12pm – 4pm

Spice Trade Display and Gingerbread Making Workshop

Enjoy a taste of Shakespearian life and make your own traditional gingerbread.


20 August, 12pm – 4pm

Shakespeare’s New Place: One Year On  

Shakespeare’s New Place turns one and to celebrate its paper anniversary, we’re having a little party with fun games, activities and live performances. Take part in origami workshops run by the British Origami Society and enjoy live music from Bukechi in the Great Garden at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. For grown-ups, there’s free gin tasting courtesy of the Shakespeare Distillery and free biscuits for all visitors – while stocks last! Free entry for CV37 residents (with proof of address).


27 August, 11am – 2pm

Make a Scene: Romeo and Juliet, From Russia with love

Step in to a world inspired by Russian history and folklore at Shakespeare’s New Place. Join Russian artist Evgenia Golubia in making a scene inspired by Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. Using natural materials visitors will have to pick a side – red or white whilst creating mystical wind chimes, drawing comparisons from the warring Capulet’s and Montague’s and Russia’s revolutionary past. Get crafty with pebbles and learn Russian phrases whilst making the stage for the special performance of Romeo and Juliet on Sunday, 27 August at 11am and 2pm.