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Stratford upon Avon

Drama school trips to Stratford upon Avon

Drama school trips to Stratford-upon-Avon

Located in the Midlands and steeped in history, Stratford-Upon-Avon will enchant and inspire your Drama students. Memories of Shakepeare’s life abound – from his birthplace and schoolroom to the exhibition at New Place, the site of where he lived the later part of his life. The world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is based in Stratford and their fantastic centre boasts multiple theatres staging Shakespeare productions along with backstage tours and workshops for schools. A visit to Stratford is a must for any budding actors wishing to hone their skills and develop their knowledge of this iconic artist.


Suggested Itineraries

The basic price of £155 per person shown above, is based on a 2 night stay in Stratford-upon-Avon without any excursions. We’ve put together two sample itineraries below – 1 night/2 day and 2 night/3 day that include excursions relevant to your Drama students. Click on the tabs to see itineraries and prices.


  • day


    • Coach travel to Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • day


    • RSC Workshop
    • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage or Shakespeare’s New Place
    • RSC Production
  • day


    • Shakespeare’s Schoolhouse and Guildhall
    • Return coach travel to school

What's Included?

A 2 night / 3 day itinerary, including the excursions below, is £239 per person based on 40 students and 4 staff. You can alter the excursions – call us for a revised price.

  • 1 x RSC workshop (Mon-Fri only.).
  • RSC production
  • Visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage or Shakespeare’s New Place
  • Visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolhouse and Guildhall
  • Full Board Accommodation for the duration of your stay.
  • Fully comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Return coach travel

Curriculum Links


Stratford Upon Avon Accommodation - Honiley Court Warwick

YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon

  • Budget accommodation
  • Ideal for young groups

YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon is located just outside the city centre, making it perfectly placed for visiting the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare?s Birthplace.

Location: The hostel is located just outside the city centre, a short coach ride from the main attractions

Facilities:The hostel offers a games room with pool table, shared kitchen, café, bar, restaurant and outdoor terrace.

Accommodation: Students are accommodated in multi-bedded dorms with shared facilities. Twins and single rooms for adults with some en-suite rooms available.

Meals: Breakfast and evening meals are taken at the hostel with optional packed lunches.

Stratford Upon Avon Accommodation - Holiday Inn Express- Warwick

Holiday Inn Express, Warwick

  • Ideal for groups
  • En-suite facilities throughout

Location: Based in Warwick, the Holiday Inn Express is only a short drive (approximately 20 minutes) from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Facilities: The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout, bar and snack facilities.

Accommodation: All guests are accommodated in twin-bedded, en-suite rooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, plus tea and coffee making facilities.

Meals: A continental breakfast is provided at the hotel and evening meals are available at nearby local restaurants.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Workshop

The RSC offers school groups practical workshops on any of Shakespeare's plays. These sessions are tailor-made and focus on key areas that are relevant to your students and their studies. Workshops can also be tailored towards a specific character’s journey, featuring certain characters from Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet.

RSC Production

A fantastic opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform one of Shakespeare’s plays or work by one of his contemporaries, in one of three state of the art theatres.

RSC Tour & Tower

A wide variety of tours are available – from a backstage exploration to an “audition tour” where you can try on costumes and try out your Shakespeare in a staged audition. Enjoy panoramic views of Stratford-upon-Avon from the RSC Tower.

Shakespeare’s Houses

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust are caretakers of 5 properties significant in the life of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is one of the most visited, a beautiful Tudor property where he was born and grew up and also lived here for the first 5 years of his marriage with Anne Hathaway. You can also visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Hall’s Croft and Shakespeare’s New Place.

Shakespeare’s Schoolhouse and Guildhall

See where William Shakespeare spent his schooldays, discovered theatre for the first time and was inspired to become the world’s greatest playwright.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!