Shakespeare's Globe

"We studied everything Shakespeare; we analysed the language, found hidden meanings and related it to our lives. And we learnt techniques useful for our future acting careers, with the Globe bringing out the best in each of us. Nothing beats it!"
Esme, 12 

"I applied for Youth Theatre because I wanted to get better at learning lines and get to know some of Shakespeare’s plays. Anybody who wants to be more confident and make new friends with people that have similar interests should join. It was a really rewarding experience that everyone would find enjoyable!"
Eve, 14 

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Applications for the Southwark Youth Theatre 2018 - 2019 are now open 

Term dates for 2018 - 2019 will be announced in early 2018

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Are you aged 10 - 18? Do you live or learn in Southwark? Do you want the opportunity to perform on the Globe stage and train with professional actors and directors? Become a part of Southwark Youth Theatre and take part in exciting projects to develop your self-esteem, teamwork and performance skills.

The Youth Theatre follows the academic calendar. New members are taken on at the start of every Autumn term and remain with the Youth Theatre for a full school year.

Weekly practical workshops (every Saturday, term time only) take place in the Sackler Studios. All activities are based on our four core values: Respect, Support, Connect, Perform and Commit. 

Details on the annual Youth Theatre fees will be provided after application. We can offer a number of free places to applicants who are eligible for free school meals or are allocated Pupil Premium.


Globe Southwark Youth Theatre members have the opportunity to:

  • Train with professional actors and directors
  • Perform on the Globe stage
  • Make new friends, and meet theatre professionals and members of other youth theatres
  • Attend professional performances at the Globe
  • Perform in an end of term showcase


Youth Theatre members may also be able to apply for a free place on one of our Summer School courses.

Members also develop a range of skills, including:

  • Voice and movement technique
  • Text analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Team work


To become a member of the Southwark Youth Theatre you should be:

  • Aged 10-18
  • Live or study in Southwark
  • Be able to commit to a full year (three terms), beginning in October.


Term dates for 2018 - 2019 will be announced in early 2018.

If you have any enquiries please email:

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Please note that acceptance into the Youth Theatre is for one year only. At the end of the year all members are welcome and encouraged to apply again should they wish to return for another year. However, priority may be given to new applicants in order to provide opportunities to those who have not previously engaged with Shakespeare’s Globe Youth Theatre.

If you have any queries about the project please contact us by email, or telephone on 020 7902 1462.

Keep up to date with the Southwark Youth Theatre on our blog.