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Shakespeare's Globe

Key stage 3 

"I knew it would be wonderful, to bring year 9 students to the Globe, a place I love and value. What I wasn't sure of was what the workshop would entail - it surpassed expectations!"

Ysabelle Perkins
The King's School, Harpenden

  • Education/KS4_2

Workshop: Shakespeare's Language, Shakespeare's Stage


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, students approach Shakespeare’s plays through the context of the Globe playhouse. Through practical exploration, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of Shakespeare’s characters and stories, and to engage with the text as a script for performance. This workshop can support national curriculum study of Shakespeare at KS3. Different dramatic techniques are used to explore Shakespeare’s plays and deepen students’ critical understanding.



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Workshop Information:


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 student  – minimum charge of £165.

Teachers free

This can be combined with a visit to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition for an additional £4.50 per student (Minimum fee £165 for the workshop plus £4.50 per student). We can accommodate up to 4 classes of 30 students at one time slot, subject to availability.

Combined workshop and exhibition visits occur Monday to Friday at 10.30-14:00 or 11.00-14.00.

Please Note: there is an additional £2.50 administration charge per workshop booked.


To book a Key Stage 3 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.

Please note: Between October – April only a lunch room can 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. For information on restrictions on numbers and timings for these demonstrations please see the ‘Booking Lively Action' page.