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Notice: There is no access to Shaw's Corner via Bride Hall Lane today due to a fallen tree branch. Continue on the Codicote Lane and come up Hill Farm Lane.

Country home of playwright Bernard Shaw for 44 years

Playwright, politician, philosopher and wit George Bernard Shaw lived in this Edwardian villa for over 40 years from 1906. When he moved in, he was at the height of his fame. If you'd been walking up the drive 70 years ago, you would have been coming to visit one of the most famous, most photographed and most quoted men in the world.

Today, his home remains much as he left it. You can walk from room to room, enjoying the beautiful Arts and Crafts interiors, and finding fascinating links with the past. The tranquil gardens are a restorative and relaxing place at any time of year. They provide you with a space to reflect on the wit and wisdom of this great man of words - and maybe find the inspiration to write masterpieces of your own.

Outdoor Theatre at Shaw's Corner

The Outdoor Theatre performances at Shaw's Corner are a real highlight of our year - and with performances on 27 - 29 June and 25 - 27 July, now is the time to book! 

BBC Radio 3 Live in Concert at Shaw's Corner

We're delighted to be hosting BBC Radio 3 for a concert commemorating WW1 on Sunday 6 July.

Join the team here at Shaw's Corner

Do you fancy getting more involved with our work here at Shaw's Corner? Why not come along and volunteer with us? There's lots of different opportunities at this fascinating place.

Shaw on Film

Pathe have recently put their film archive onto YouTube and there are some fantastic films of Shaw! In this one, dating from 1932, Shaw has just landed in South Africa.

Happy Birthday Eliza!

Did you know that April 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the first UK performance of Pygmalion and the first time that Eliza Doolittle appeared on the stage? There's a great story behind the play

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