From pop art to cartoons, traditional portraits to abstract images – we’re proud to present a brand new exhibition of Shakespeare portraits in celebration of Shakespeare Week. Some of the star portraits from our collection at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are in this exhibition, alongside some specially commissioned Shakespeare portraits from some of our most-loved children’s illustrators.

We hope you’re inspired to create your own Shakespeare portrait. In January 2020 primary school children from across the UK took part in a competition to create their own Shakespeare Portrait. You can see the winners of the competition, chosen from over 2500 entries, in this exhibition. Find out about lots of other Shakespeare-themed art and design projects and much more on the Shakespeare Week website.

Scroll down to discover the portraits. Have fun!