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‘This has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I learned so much from such knowledgeable, talented people and have met the most amazing friends' 

'This week has given me confidence and so much to think about. I've found out how to connect the text with my body, and how to establish relationships onstage. I've learned so much from getting the opportunity to play.’ 

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Young Actors' Summer School

Please note: this summer school has now passed. Please check back later in the year for more information about the 2019 courses.

The Young Actors’ Summer School is a one week intensive course designed for students who are interested in full-time drama training or in studying Drama at university. You have the chance to work with leading actors, voice experts and movement coaches and will present work on the Globe stages.


Course Content:

This course will develop the skills you need when approaching your classical texts for drama school auditions. You will take part in master classes with internationally renowned theatre practitioners and directors.

This is an ideal opportunity to gain unique access to the spaces for which Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote for, and to work with international experts on early modern performance techniques and original practices.


You will:

  • watch and discuss Globe productions
  • explore the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
  • participate in voice, movement and text workshops
  • develop your acting skills through working with experienced directors on selected scenes from Shakespeare’s plays
  • present scenes at sharings for parents/guardians and invited guests
  • receive a certificate upon completion of the course


You are eligible to apply for the course if you:

  • are aged 16 – 19
  • have an interest in Shakespeare
  • are able to travel to and from the Globe independently
  • are able to provide your own accommodation
  • have a level of confidence in English which will enable you to cope with close analysis of Shakespeare’s language
  • are able to attend one early morning session (date to be confirmed)


Course fees: £800

Fees include all tuition and tickets to Globe productions. Fees do not include meals and refreshments, travel or accommodation.

All participants under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions regarding the course, please email
or telephone 020 7902 1478