The Shakespeare Lodge No. 284 was established in 1792 and was named in 1797.
In 1792 the lodge met at the Little White Swan, Upper Market Street, St. Peter's Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk. The Lodge remained in Norwich until 1797 when the Lodge started to meet in the Warwickshire Regiment of Militia.
From 1797 to 1808 the Lodge moved across England and Ireland with the Regiment. In 1808 the lodge settled in Warwick, meeting at the Griffin Inn, Corn Market. The lodge now meets at the Masonic Rooms, Alderson House, 23 High Street, Warwick.