Do your kids love acting and movies? Are they learning about Shakespeare at school? Then read our ideas to celebrate Shakespeare day!
This Saturday, 23rd April, is the 400th anniversary of the death of Britain’s most loved playwright, William Shakespeare. There are lots of events on to celebrate, so why not join in the fun?
Shakespeare Day Events
The Complete Walk – London
This weekend the banks of the Thames will come alive with a magnificent series of short films screening Shakespeare classics. Take in the iconic views of London between Westminster and Tower Bridge whilst viewing Cleopatra in front of the Pyramids or Hamlet on the rocks of Elsinore.
The films will play continuously enabling you to enjoy a host of the world’s greatest actors at your leisure. Download a copy of The Complete Walk map from the official site.
Street Party – Stratford-Upon-Avon
Shakespreare’s home town is planning an extra special celebration for the 400th Shakespeare Day. With a traditional jazz procession and live street entertainment during the day and a fabulous Shakespeare show broadcast live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the evening, followed by spectacular fireworks. Find out more here .
If you don’t live in locally to these events, here are our top tips to save on your travel:
The cheapest option is by coach with National Express (4%), but it is usually quicker by train – buy advance tickets online to save and earn KidStart savings TheTrainLine (2%), The Train Genius (1.3%), East Midlands Trains (1.6%).
Dress the part
Find the perfect costume
Make your own medieval costume
Share the stories
Stock up your library
Listen and watch
Head to the theatre
Experience the real thing
Head to the theatre to experience Shakespeare first hand, this weekend you could see:
- A Midsumer Night’s Dream – Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Hamlet – Globe Theatre – London
- All’s Well That Ends Well – Tobacco Factory Theatres – Bristol
Don’t forget to check for deals and KidStart savings via our range of theatre ticket sites .
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII – William Shakespeare.