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The 2018 activities are under construction. Please check back periodically for updated information.

Education and OOTW

As part of its community outreach program, OOTW has established activities to promote the exploration of life in Elizabethan England. The 16th Century in England was considered a Renaissance, a time of growth and rebirth. Although children did not always receive formal education, Elizabeth was well educated by her tutors in many different subjects including numbers and letters, arts, languages, and dancing. She expected those who surrounded her to be well educated as well. In the spirit of the Renaissance, OOTW provides opportunities and activities to enhance a student's education.

OOTW offers various activities suitable for adults and children at the Faire or at home that can supplement areas of study from the school curriculum to learn about life during Elizabethan England.  In addition, demonstrations, presentations and interactions at the Virginia Renaissance Faire enhance the knowledge of the historical world during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

As a historical focused organization, our staff and cast research the life and history of our historical period. OOTW makes available as references many of the books and links to web sites used for our research.

Activities at the Virginia Renaissance Faire


OOTW offers several types of quests which are intellectural scavnger hunts.

The Young Royals identify activities suitable for the youngest visitors from age 2 through Grade 2.

"We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On..."

Shakespeare, William. Tempest Act IV, Sc. I

Come and explore your dreams.
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