A BEHIND the scenes glimpse of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is being offered ahead of the big opening in April.
The Trustees of King Edward VI School are inviting people to a pre-opening tour of the 15th century building which is nearing the end of a £1.8million restoration.
Four tours, each lasting an hour, will be conducted by architect James Taylor and project lead Lincoln Clarke.
The free tours will take place on Wednesday March 2 at 2.30pm and 5.30pm, and Tuesday March 8 at 11am and 3pm.
Stratford’s newest Shakespearean attraction will offer visitors the chance to find out more about the bard’s schooldays – in the very room where his genius was nurtured.
The tours will give visitors the chance to see the fabric of the building as it comes back to life, and gain an insight into what the conservation process involves, particularly with regard to elements such as the rare medieval wall paintings based on the seal of the Guild of the Holy Cross.
There will also be the opportunity to discover more about the building’s history as both a centre of governance in Stratford.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall will officially open on April 23.
Visit www.shakespearesschoolroom.org for further details.