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Shakespeare Week 2024

William Shakespeare - Shakespeare Week is held in late March each year.

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Shakespeare Week is held from annually during the third week in March.

Shakespeare Day is a separate event which is celebrated on 23rd April each year.

What is Shakespeare Week?

Shakespeare Week is an annual national celebration of Shakespeare which takes place in primary schools organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, giving children an opportunity for a first encounter with Shakespeare – his characters, his stories and his language. 

Launched in 2014, it provides the tools for schools, home educators, families and cultural organisations to offer children across the UK enriching and enjoyable early experiences with Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Week has been embraced by many of Britain’s best-loved cultural institutions (including Classic FM, the ABRSM and the Royal Shakespeare Company amongst many others) to deliver a fun-packed week that will bring Shakespeare’s works, creative legacy and the nation’s cultural birthright to life for everyone’s enjoyment. 

Shakespeare Week Activities

Throughout the week primary school children take part in performances, activities and celebrations acting out Shakespeare's works, crafting puppets and even studying science, history and numeracy through Shakespeare’s world. 

Ou can find out more about Shakespeare Week from the website shakespeareweek.org.uk, where you can find a huge amount of free resources for teachers and home educators.

The aim of the week is also to inspire children to explore and develop their own creativity and cultural interests outside of the week of celebrations.  In fact all the education materials about William Shakespeare can be accessed all year round. They are mainly aimed at primary school aged children up tp the age of 11.

You could also have a go at our Shakespeare Wordsearch and Anagrams too!

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