Win an evening in the Shakespeare Room

The State Library of NSW is offering one lucky person the chance to win an evening in stunning Shakespeare Room for their book club, as part of its major Shakespeare400 celebration.
Women being photographed in booklined room with golden ceiling

Considered one of Sydney’s hidden gems, the Shakespeare Room is located in the Library’s iconic Mitchell Building looking over to Shakespeare Place. The Shakespeare Room prize includes drinks and canapes, as well as a private viewing of Australia’s only copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio 1623, currently on display in the Amaze Gallery. 

Constructed in 1943, the Tudor-style room boasts a spectacular plaster ceiling modelled on Cardinal Wolsey’s closet at Hampton Court Palace. The stained glass windows adorning the room depict the seven ages of man, from As You Like It (Act II, Scene VII).  The room is open to the public every Tuesday. From April from 18 to 29 April, the room will be open every day (except 24 & 25 April) from 10am to 4pm. 

To be in the running to win this great prize, one book club member will need to join the Friends of the Library by midnight Saturday 30 April 2016. Runner-up book prizes will be provided courtesy of Penguin Books. 

Join the Friends of the Library and then email your name and contact details to with ‘Shakespeare Room comp’ in the subject line.

Shakespeare 400 marks the 400th anniversary of the William Shakespeare’s death on 23 April 2016.

Terms & conditions:

  • Travel to the State Library will be at the prize winner’s expense.
  • The night in the Shakespeare Room must been be held on a weekday in 2016 subject to availability.
  • Maximum 6 people. Current Friends and Library staff are not eligible to enter.