Shakespeare's Birthplace

In this pleasant, slightly balmy middle of England town of Stratford Upon Avon, was born the great playwright. There are many attractions devoted to him including theatres, original properties and an audio visual show. The town has a picturesque river with swans and long boats, Olde English streets and has a very relaxed yet festive air (see STRATFORD) Listed below are details of the houses and the theatres

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Mary Arden's House

Shakeseare's Birthplace


Stratford is almost exactly in the middle of the country. It is a few miles from junction 15 of the M40 London-Birmingham motorway

Transfer to:

ENQUIRIES: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW tel 01789 204016
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust administers five well preserved Elizabethan houses which are open for visiting.

The Birthplace, Halls Croft & Nash's House are in town, the others are on the outskirts, up to three miles away
Opening Times
Open all year except 23-26 Dec, with some minor variations between 9.30am- 5..00pm
Admission Prices
Individual houses range from £2.20-£3.60 for adult. All five houses £8.50 for adult.



The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are a fine group of actors and directors who perform all over the world as well as Stratford's three main theatres which are:

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • The Swan Theatre
  • The Other Place

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan theatre are located on the river, The Other Place is 100 yards up the road. Prices range from £5 - £38. A £5 (standing) ticket is available at every performance at the Swan Theatre. The Other Place also has themed medieval events as well as lectures and debates. All three theatres have very packed programes. Ring for details

MAILING LIST: 01789 205301

BOX OFFICE: 01789 295623