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Mon 11th December  
View of Shakespeare's New Place

Shakespeare's New Place


From 19 July 2021, we will:

  • Continue to operate at reduced capacity in order to avoid large crowds
  • Advise visitors to book their tickets online in advance. This enables us to safely manage hourly capacity, especially during the busy summer season
  • Require visitors to wear a face covering indoors across all of our sites and shops, unless exempt. This will form part of our terms and conditions of entry. Our staff and volunteers will also continue to wear appropriate PPE, including face coverings.
  • Encourage visitors to maintain social distancing where they can and be mindful of others health and safety
  • Continue our enhanced cleaning regime and encourage the use of hand sanitiser
  • Maintain Perspex screens at payment points and encourage the use of card or contactless payments to avoid the handling of cash

We hope that visitors will support our position which is committed to ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time when visiting Shakespeare’s family homes. We will continue to review our operations and adapt these measures gradually and steadily in accordance with latest public health guidelines.

For more information and to plan your visit, please see

Thank you for your continued support.


Be inspired at the site that was William Shakespeare's family home for 19 years. Uncover the fascinating story of the house that isn't there and discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks. 

Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, and a registered garden has been designed on the site where New Place once stood to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare.

Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps and enjoy a landscape that reveals the footprint of New Place, one of the largest houses in the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon. The re-imagined site gives an impression of the scale of New Place and its relationship to the surrounding buildings, such as the neighbouring King Edward VI School and the Guild Chapel. Both of which would have been familiar to the young William Shakespeare.

Specially-commissioned artworks throughout the site evoke a sense of family life and hint at Shakespeare’s major works that were written during the 19 years he owned New Place.

To the rear of where the house once stood, you can discover the Great Garden. Once part of Shakespeare’s estate, this tranquil and beautiful garden displays sculptures inspired by Shakespeare’s writing. Enjoy the recently restored Knot Garden, based upon garden designs that Shakespeare himself would have known.


Contact information and location

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Shakespeare's New Place
New Place & Nash's House
Chapel Street
CV37 6EP

Tel: 01789 292325

Opening Times

High Season Opening and Last Entry Times (1st April - 4th November):

10.00am - 5.00pm

Winter Season Opening and Last Entry Times (4th Novemeber - 30th March):

11.00am - 4.00pm

Christmas and New Years Opening and Last Entry Times

23rd December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

24th December: 10.00am - 1.00pm

25th December: CLOSED

26th December: 11.00am - 3.30pm

27th December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

28th December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

29th December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

30th December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

31st December: 10.00am - 4.00pm

1st January: 11.00am - 4.00pm


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