Taster Sessions

Want to find out more?

Booking is now open for our free Taster Sessions. These will take place on:

- Monday 27 November, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

- Monday 4 December, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

Click here to reserve your space.

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‘With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come...’

The Merchant of Venice
Act I, scene 1


Are you aged 65 or over, live in Southwark and are interested in theatre?

What is the Elders Company?

It’s a new group for people wanting to explore performance, Shakespeare and ensemble work through workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The company is open to anyone. We love celebrating the unique backgrounds of the people in our community and want our Elders Company to reflect the diversity of Southwark. The only requirements are enthusiasm and commitment!

When does it run?

Sessions will run from January to March 2018 and cost £5 per session (£50 in total). There will be a two-hour daytime session once a week. The company will also perform a final sharing in March.

What will I get out of it?

Company members will explore a variety of theatre practices and learn new skills, as well as experiencing the camaraderie and community spirit at the heart of ensemble work.

How do I learn more?

Join one of our free taster sessions! Come along on Monday 27 November (2.00pm) or Monday 4 December (2.00pm & 3.00pm) for an hour long session led by one of our industry professionals, where you’ll get to see what being part of the company would be like. There’s no obligation and no charge. We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions or feel you will need assistance of any description in order to take part in the taster session, please email us: ed.events@shakespearesglobe.com

Booking is now open for our free Taster Sessions on Monday 27 November and Monday 4 December. Click here to reserve your space *

* Please note: to book online, you will need a valid email address. If you do not have a valid email address, you can easily reserve your place by Box Office: +44 (0)20 7401 9919

How do I apply?

To apply to be part of the Elders Company then please fill out this application form and return it by post:

Emma Hayes
Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT

Alternatively, you can return it by email:


Application Deadline: 10am on Monday 11th December 2017