Shakespeare's Globe

Work experience enriches and enlivens study and prepare the student for the world of work.  

  • Performance/Theatre/Stage/2008/LLL/work exp/CS

Work Experience in 2016

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 have up to five places available to students who live and/or go to school in Southwark.


How To Apply 

Please send the following to

  • Your CV (it’s no problem if you haven’t had a job yet, just include details of your studies, any extra-curricular activities, and hobbies)
  • A covering letter outlining why you would like to gain Work Experience at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • The dates your school requires you to do Work Experience
  • The date you need to have a placement confirmed


Applications for placements up to September 2016 should be sent no later than 15 March 2016, but we encourage you to send these as soon as possible as places may fill up quickly.  

Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications from students who do not live and/or go to school in Southwark.  


2015 Work Experience Students

We had five Southwark students join us for Work Experience in 2015 - here's what they said:

"The thing that stands out for me as being the most different from what I expected was how the majority of what goes on within the Globe is actually off the stage." - Connie

"It was really interesting to see the different jobs you can pursue alongside acting." - Anna

"I am so grateful to have done work experience here and what a memorable experience it has been - 'parting is such sweet sorrow'!" - Eilis

"It's been a wonderful experience, getting to see and know all the areas that come together to make something as great as Shakespeare's Globe appear even greater for the public's enjoyment and education" - Georgia

"I hope to be back to volunteer or work for you in the future!" - Sydney