KS2 Workshop: An Introduction to Shakespeare and his World
Please note: We are currently updating our booking system and are therefore unable to process any new bookings. Bookings will re-open on Monday 23 April. This does not affect existing bookings, and workshops will still run this week as usual.
A 90 minute session led by one of our Practitioners, including:
- A half hour guided visit to the theatre.
- A one hour workshop based on any Shakespeare play of your choice.
In this session, pupils are encouraged to respond to Shakespeare’s plays as stories to be shared between actor and audience, and to experiment with the sounds and rhythms of Shakespeare’s language. This workshop can support national curriculum study at Key Stage 2 and can be used to augment classroom work on literacy, English and understanding the arts.
October to April
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 12.30-14:00 or 14:00-15:30
May to September
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 11.30-13:00 or 12:30-14:00
£9 per pupil – there is a minimum charge of £165.
This can be combined with a visit to our Exhibition for an additional £5.00 per pupil (Minimum fee £165 for the workshop plus £5.00 per pupil). We can accommodate up to 4 classes of 30 pupils at one time slot, subject to availability.
Combined workshop and exhibition visits occur Monday to Friday at 10.30-14:00 (Exhibition at 12.30) or 11.00-14.00 (Exhibition at 11.00).
Please Note: there is an additional £2.50 administration charge per workshop booked.
To book a Key Stage 2 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.
Please note: Between October – April a lunch room can only be provided between 12:00-12:30.
Special Educational Needs
The above programmes can be tailor-made for groups with Special Educational Needs. For more details please email us, or phone 020 7902 1433.
Include the Exhibition or a Live Demonstration in your visit? Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.
Live demonstrations are offered in the Exhibition which cover Shakespeare’s use of stage-fighting, Elizabethan clothing, and printing on a traditional press. Find out more about these sessions on our Live Demonstrations page, or download our information sheet (PDF).
For information on restrictions on numbers and timings for these demonstrations please see the Lively Action Booking form.