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Free entry to Shakepeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall for residents

Stratford Editorial 8th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS in Stratford are being offered free entry to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.

The Schoolroom has a special place in Stratford, thanks to the role that it has played within the community for centuries.  Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall received worldwide attention after opening to the public in April. As the place where the young Bard was taught and where it is likely that he enjoyed his first taste of professional theatre, visitors have flocked to experience the new attraction.

As a thanks to the local community for their help and support, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall will be free to all CV37 residents every Tuesday for the next six months. To gain free entrance on these days, residents will need to provide evidence of their postcode.

Sarah Jervis-Hill of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall said: “It’s been a whirlwind of a excitement over the last few months, we’ve welcomed international visitors, dignitaries and famous faces; all of whom have talked in glowing terms of the immersive experience that we have created.

“However, we also recognise the very important role that we have in the heart of the community of Stratford; we want people locally to have the chance to absorb the history of this unique building and to enjoy this wonderful piece of world-class heritage that is on their doorsteps.”

The attraction is open Tuesday from 11am to 5pm, with last admission 4.30pm.

Visit www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org  for further details.

* VOLUNTEERS are also needed to help out at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.

Since opening, volunteers have played a huge part in its success – getting involved in everything from visitor tours to front of house roles.

And bosses are now looking for more people to join the team in a variety of different roles.

Those wanting to find out more can visit one of two volunteer events taking place in the Church Street building from 5.30pm to 7.30pm next Monday and Tuesday ( October 10 and 11).

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