4th Dec, 2016

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall to open doors over half term

Stratford Editorial 27th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

IT will be back to school for some youngsters during half term next week.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is making an extra special occasion of the first school holidays to take place since its opening in April, by offering two tickets for the price of one – based on usual pricing – from Saturday May 28 to Sunday June 5.

The building in the heart of Stratford offers the chance to find out all about the place where Shakespeare was not only educated in the 1570s, but also enjoyed his first experiences of professional theatre.

As part of the visit families will be able to participate in a live Tudor lesson with the Schoolmaster” play Tudor games and dress up Tudor-style for a family selfie before getting messy with quill and ink.

Project Manager, Lincoln Clarke, said: “In just a month since our opening we have welcomed thousands of visitors who have given fantastic feedback on their experience and we look forward to welcoming many more families this half term.”

Throughout the school holidays opening hours are 10am to 5pm, with last admission at 4.30pm.

Visit www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org for further details.

* NEW gates at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall have been blessed.

The gates have been built in the building’s cross passage and were recently blessed by Reverend Canon Michael Hampel.

They were presented by the Old Edwardians’ Association in memory of those who gave their life during the First World War.