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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 have up to five places available to students each 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 2017 should be sent no later than 31 March 2017, 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. 

2016 Work Experience Students

Here’s what Southwark students who joined us for Work Experience in 2016 said:

"My experience at the Globe has been not only educational but also inspirational and unique..." - Nariese

" It has given me an insight into what I could be doing in the future if I carry on working hard and it has helped me set a more definite career path, as previously I had no clue what I was going to do with my life after school and University. " - Lottie

" I’ve learnt that there is so much more to the Globe than just the stage itself, there’s so many different departments that allow the Globe to function…" - Ayomide

"I believe that my communication skills have improved due to the broad range of people and topics I have had to talk to and about." - Ava

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.