Our Reading Room is located within the Shakespeare Centre on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon and is open free of charge Wednesday-Saturday. Whether you are studying Shakespeare, interested in performance history, researching your family history or investigating the history of Stratford-upon-Avon, our team can help you with your research enquiry. Every year we welcome readers and groups from all over the world who access books, maps, archival documents, newspapers, performance photographs, recordings of Shakespeare productions and much more.

Advance booking is required.  Please call us on 01789 204 016 or email collections@shakespeare.org.uk to discuss your requirements.

We have a number of finding aids and databases available to help you with your research. The databases can be found here and our paper finding aids are available in the Reading Room.

Our normal opening hours are:

Monday 10.15-12.30, Tuesday 10.15-3, Wednesday 10.15-12.30 

We are closed: Bank holidays; Christmas/New Year

Futher information

 For more details and up-to-date infomration on our services and fees, please see the Reading Room pages on our website: www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/plan-your-visit/reading-room

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