Join the Friends

Join the Friends of Shakespeare’s Church to become part of a unique community linked to Shakespeare’s church and play a vital role in conserving and repairing that church and keeping it open for all to enjoy.
Choose Your Membership

For Corporate membership and Sponsorship options, please contact

Corporate partners can access various benefits, including private tours and unique entertainment opportunities and we can tailor our partnership to fulfil the specific objectives of your organisation. Please contact us and we look forward to creating a long-lasting, mutually valuable association.

Become a Friend of Shakespeare's Church Today

Friends of Shakespeare’s Church benefit from:

  • Regular newsletters (by email)
  • Programme of talks - online and in-person - and Friends events in the Church
  • Priority booking for ticketed events
  • Invitations to exclusive Friends events e.g. behind the scenes tours to parts of the Church not normally open to the public and to on-going projects
  • Invitation to AGM / Friends’ Day
  • Access to exclusive content for Friends on our website
  • And for new members, the offer of a special tour of the Church, on joining.

Why do we need Friends?

The age and size of this magnificent Grade 1 listed building means that a significant amount of money is required for its upkeep. Continual repair work is needed to maintain the Church as a special part of the community with its historic importance. There is a long 'shopping list'.

A healthy membership will...

  • Provide the income needed for restoration projects.
  • Help to preserve the historic relevance of the site.
  • Increase the number of legacies to Holy Trinity, with the specific intent that money should go towards restoration and maintenance work.
  • Enable the Friends to put in place an on-going maintenance programme
Above all, with your help as a Friend, we can ensure that Shakespeare's Church is preserved for the future generations to come!