Shakespeare brought to life in 2016

Date Posted: 07/02/2015

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has secured funding to re-imagine the Bard’s  last home, New Place.

William Shakespeare’s final family home in Stratford-upon-Avon was razed to ground in a fire in 1702.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery grant, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust now has plans to recreate the building, turning it into a place where visitors can learn more about the writer’s own story.

Work is due to start in March, and Shakespeare’s New Place is scheduled to open for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23rd April 2016. 

The new attraction will use contemporary landscaping to echo the layout of the original building. For example, a deep illuminated pool will mark the spot where the living quarters once stood.

Artworks and displays, scattered around the site, will also offer an insight into the Bard’s life and upbringing.

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