Globe Education is the largest theatre education department in the country. It now engages 23 full-time staff, over 60 part-time practitioners and welcomes over 100,000 people a year of all ages and nationalities for workshops, talks and courses at the Globe.
In addition, outreach projects are devised for schools and teachers throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and distance learning projects are devised for schools around the world.
The education work runs year round, supporting the entire Shakespeare's Globe centre, not just the theatre season. Globe Education is a leader in the field of theatre education, creating innovative and pioneering work from pre-school to postgraduates.
16 May 2013
Shakespeare's Globe honoured with a Southwark Civic Award
The Shakespeare’s Globe Trust has been honoured with the Liberty of the Old Metropolitan Borough of Southwark for its dedication to the community of Southwark. The Southwark Civic Awards Scheme was set up to promote civic pride and responsibility and to recognise the contribution that individuals and organisations make to their community, neighbourhood or Southwark as a whole.
22 April 2013
Summer events a-plenty at Shakespeare's Globe!
This summer, Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates the Season of Plenty with its summer events for families, students, teachers, scholars and all who love Shakespeare. The season kicks off on 25 April and complements the 2013 Theatre season. Booking is now open at www.shakespearesglobe.com/education
2 April 2013
Uk and Qatar's rising stars join together at the Sam Wanamaker Festival
On Sunday 7 April, the Sam Wanamaker Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe brings together 42 students from the leading UK accredited drama schools for a celebratory performance on the Globe stage. This year, Globe Education also welcomes two students who have travelled from Doha to participate in the Festival as part of the Qatar-UK 2013 Year of Cultural exchange between the two countries.
26 March 2013
Nine out of ten students want more Shakespeare
Visionary partnership between Deutsche Bank and Globe Education leaves nine out of ten students wanting more Shakespeare, according to a survey of more than 600 students who attended a performance of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe. This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project enabled more than half of the teenagers interviewed to attend a theatre for the first time and for 72% to see Shakespeare performed for the first time.
18 March 2013
Globe Education hosts international conference: Shakespeare, Music and Performance.
From 3-5 May 2013 directors, composers and scholars from around the world will gather at Shakespeare’s Globe for a weekend conference, Shakespeare, Music and Performance, discussing the music written for Shakespeare’s plays on stage in the 16th century to 21st century cinema. On Friday 3 May, as part of the conference, there will be an evening concert, Music Ho!, celebrating Globe music and musicians, including music featured in the recent productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night by internationally renowned composer, Claire van Kampen.
12 March 2013
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank opens at the Globe
Secretary of State Maria Miller praises Deutsche Bank and Shakespeare’s Globe partnership which provides free Shakespeare on the Globe stage for London state schools. Romeo and Juliet, part of Globe Education’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, opens at Shakespeare’s Globe on Wednesday 13 March.
15 February 2013
Our Theatre 2013
This year's Our Theatre project culminates on 7 March in a grand performance of The Winter's Tale from seven Southwark schools on the Globe stage. Shakespeare’s Globe works with over 250 Southwark students to develop life skills for the workplace and higher education - art in action benefiting learning across the curriculum and providing employment skills.
14 February 2013
Playing Shakespeare on Valentine's Day
Appropriately on Valentine’s day actors at Shakespeare’s Globe finish rehearsals for a fast-paced contemporary Romeo and Juliet to which over 16,000 state school students across London will receive free tickets as part of Globe Education’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank. Shakespeare’s famous lovers get a dressing-down in Globe Education’s cutting-edge performance, specially created for teenagers, which opens at Shakespeare’s Globe on 13 March.
5 February 2013
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank microsite goes live
A specially-created, interactive online resource bringing Romeo and Juliet to life in the classroom is launched by Globe Education on Wednesday 6 February 2013. The free resource playingshakespeare.org makes the wealth of material that surrounds the production available to students and teachers not able to travel to London’s Shakespeare’s Globe. Globe Education’s similar resource last year, which featured A Midsummer Night’s Dream, won the highest honour at the Interactive Media Awards.
4 February 2013
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank goes on tour
This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank prioduction, Romeo and Juliet will be premiered in the Gulf before opening at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
The production opens in the Drama Theatre at Katara Cultural Village in Doha on 19, 20 and 21 February as part of Qatar-UK 2013, plays in Dubai on 26, 27 and 28 February at the Madinat Theatre and opens the Abu Dhabi Festival on 3, 4 and 5 March at the Abu Dhabi Theatre beofre beginning its run on the Globe stage from 13 March.
25 January 2013
Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture 2013
The prestigious Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture will this year be presented by David Lindley, Professor of Renaissance Literature at Leeds University.
Theatres, Audience and Shakespeare’s Music, will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 30 January and is the first public talk in Globe Education’s Spring Series Shakespeare: Playing Indoors, exploring the interrelationship between music in the renaissance playhouse.
21 January 2013
Globe Education Spring Events Season
This spring Globe Education continues its exploration of plays and music written for halls and indoor theatres in anticipation of the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opening January 2014, with the spring events season – Shakespeare: Playing Indoors
10 January 2013
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Romeo and Juliet announcement
In this, the seventh year of the hugely successful Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project, Shakespeare’s Globe and Deutsche Bank will be giving away over 16,000 free tickets to state schools in every London Borough to see Romeo and Juliet on stage at the Globe from 13 to 25 March. The annual Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank series is designed especially for 11 to 16 year olds with accompanying interactive website, www.playingshakespeare.org. Each year the project provides the first introduction to live theatre for many London teenagers and is a comprehensive resource for teachers. For the first time Shakespeare’s Globe is extending performances to 30 March to offer schools beyond London and independents the opportunity to buy tickets at greatly reduced ticket prices.
12 November 2012
A Concert for Winter
Shakespeare’s Globe is inviting people from across its home borough of Southwark to take part in a digital photography exhibition showcasing local landmarks. The initiative is part of Globe Education’s annual A Concert for Winter project, which sees Southwark schools and community groups come together in a festive musical celebration of the borough. This year’s event will be held at Shakespeare’s Globe at 1pm on Thursday 6 December.
08 October 2012
Shakespeare: Playing Indoors – Scholars and historians join Globe Education for a season of special events this Autumn.
This Autumn, Globe Education launches Shakespeare: Playing Indoors, a season of special events exploring plays and play-going in the indoor theatres of Jacobean London. Running from 10 October to 6 December 2012, the season features talks from leading historians, lectures by eminent Shakespeare scholars, and staged readings of Jacobean dramas.
19 September 2012
Scholar and actress Abigail Rokison, well known for her role as Primrose Larkin in The Darling Buds of May amongst others, gives her prize lecture as the winner of the inaugural Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award on Wednesday 10 October, 7pm at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her lecture on the discoveries in her book Shakespearean Verse Speaking will include lively demonstrations by Globe actor Philip Cumbus.