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Work Experience

Do you live and/or go to school in Southwark and does your school have a Work Experience programme?  

If you’re currently trying to find a placement and you’re interested in working in the Arts, Education or Tourism industries once you finish your studies, perhaps Shakespeare’s Globe is for you?

We offer one week or two week Work Experience programmes, where you’ll spend time observing, assisting and learning from departments across the organisation including Theatre, Globe Education, Exhibition & Tour, Front of House, Friends & Patrons, and Visitor Experience.

Our aim is to give Work Experience students an insight into the working world, and showcase the many different career paths available to those interested in the creative industries.  All participants will receive a written reference at the end of their placement.

We are no longer accepting applications for Work Experience 2017. Applications for Work Experience 2018 are expected to be open in January 2018.


Voluntary Work Placements

Voluntary Work Placements provide experience and an insight into a career in the Arts.  The nature of work offered through these placements varies between departments.


As a registered charity, Shakespeare’s Globe can offer work placements on an unpaid basis. We are committed to fully-flexible placements, subject to agreement.     


New Apprentice Program

We are delighted to announce a brand new Apprentice programme at Shakespeare’s Globe Trust, an Arts and Education charity based on London’s Bankside incorporating our world renowned Theatres, Exhibition, Tours and Education programmes.

From September 2017 we will be offering one-year apprenticeships in partnership with Lewisham Southwark College – specifically aimed at those who reside in the borough of Southwark and are not currently in Education, Employment or Training.

Apprenticeships will be available within our Globe Education team, Theatre, Communications, Exhibition and Tour.  

Who is eligible to apply ?

To qualify for the programme applicants should be resident within the borough of Southwark; not currently in employment, education or training and seeking an opportunity to make a fresh start, develop skills, qualifications and a career within the creative and cultural sector. Applicants must be over the age of 16 when starting the programme. 


We will offer a competitive monthly salary plus benefits including holidays, discounts and subsistence.

Interested ?

We’ll be holding an open day on Monday 5th June – so please come along to find out more. Staff from Shakespeare’s Globe Trust and our training providers – Lewisham Southwark College, will be on hand to answer questions that applicants might have.

Open Days will be held at Shakespeare’s Globe, on 5th June between 10am and 12pm and 3pm to 5pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before your preferred time-slot.  Make your way to our stage door entrance – 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT 

Formal applications may be submitted from 10th June via Lewisham and Southwark College website. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment and interview with College staff before final interviews with the team at Shakespeare’s Globe.