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Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Since the 1700’s, the birthplace of William Shakespeare on Henley Street has been welcoming visitors from all over the world. Many enthusiasts of the Bard’s works see his birthplace as a place of pilgrimage and a shrine to his iconic life. Along with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace is the most popular tourist destination in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare was born and grew up to become the most reputed playwright in history within these walls. The Multimedia Exhibition ‘Life, Love and Legacy’ offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the life of Shakespeare and discover his greatest influences. Interactive live shows throughout the house and gardens see Shakespeare’s most decorated characters brought to life. You may even be asked to join in!

A charming café opened in 2012; serving locally sourced ingredients and refreshments that can be enjoyed amid stunning views of the birthplace and gardens.

Shakespeare’s birthplace was split in to two halves, the family home alongside his Father’s workshop where he worked as a glove maker and wool dealer. This is recreated excellently in John Shakespeare’s Glove Making Workshop, providing an authentic glimpse in to working life of the time.

In the gardens of the Birthplace, sightseers will find a serene and eloquent landscape that includes the herbs and flowers that were prevalent at the time.

Guests who take advantage of The Shakespeare Town House Ticket when visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace will now receive complimentary admission to Hall’s Croft and Nash’s House. Admission starts at just £9, with family and group concessions also available.

Additional Information


Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Telephone Number

01789 204 016

Last modified: December 6, 2012

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