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King Edward VI School

King Edward VI School

Stratford-Upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England

This school, sometimes referred to as "Shakespeare's School", is the school William is believed to have attended as a boy. It was only a short distance from his home on Henley Street and he would have been given an impressive education there. Elizabethan children were schooled in grammar, arithmetic, religion, classical mythology, Latin, Greek, and philosophy.

Due to a fall in the family's fortunes, it is thought that William had to leave school at thirteen or fourteen to help his father run the family business. Nothing is known of him afterwards until his marriage to Anne Hathaway in 1582 when he was eighteen years of age.

Shakespeare's Schoolroom is open to the public. Visiting hours are limited, however, as the building is still a school today!

Website: Shakespeare's Schoolroom




Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Stratford-Upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England

Built in the early 20th century, on the bank of the River Avon, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has a rooftop restaurant and seats over a 1000 people.

The theatre is open every day and visitors can take a tour of the theatre, go up the Tower for a panoramic view of Stratford-Upon-Avon, see exhibitions, dine in the restuarant, and of course see a play!

Website: Royal Shakespeare Theatre




Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre

Stratford-Upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England

This theatre also belongs to the Royal Shakespeare Company and is next to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the bank of the River Avon. It is smaller, having only 426 seats, but is popular with actors and theatre-goers alike.

The theatre was opened in 1986 and shares many of the The Royal Shakespeare Theatre's facilities. Plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries are often staged here and plays by modern writers.

Website: Swan Theatre



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