Delve into Shakespeare’s world with our Winter 2022/23 programme of events

  This winter sees a series of new events for all ages in our indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, outdoor Globe Theatre, and around Shakespeare’s London

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With our Winter 2022/23 season opening this week in our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Henry V, we’re ready to get cosy indoors by candlelight as the nights grow longer outside.

Alongside our previously announced programme of plays, including Henry V, Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale, Hakawatis, and The Fir Tree, today we’re sharing our plans for a host of new events to carry us through to springtime next year: from guided tours to storytelling workshops, choral concerts by candlelight to family Shakespeare, there’s something for everyone this winter.

Alongside our previously announced Winter 2022/23 season, we’re also running a series of new events for all ages in our indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, outdoor Globe Theatre, and around Shakespeare’s London.

 Fun for all the family

2023 marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most impactful and longest-running cultural education projects in the UK, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, and next March, we turn to Shakespeare’s magical tale of love, revenge and forgiveness, The Tempest, directed by Diane Page. Our flagship education project is created especially for young people, and sees us provide over 26,000 free tickets to state secondary schools in London and Birmingham so they can experience the thrill of live theatre. Families can wash ashore Prospero’s Island with public performances from 18 March – 15 April 2023.

The Tempest is directed by Diane Page and created especially for young people.

Families will also once again be able to undergo an interactive adventure through Shakespeare’s plays with our festival of storytelling and workshops taking place in the February half term and Easter holidays. Plays retold for younger audiences and for the whole family to enjoy together include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and The Winter’s Tale, whilst drama workshops for independent teenagers aged 12-18 in our Globe Theatre include MacbethRomeo and JulietMuch Ado About NothingHamletKing Lear, and Othello.

A group of 8-10 year olds stand in a line on the Globe stage and look curiously out to the audience

Our family storytelling festival returns for February half term and the Easter holidays.

Budding young performers can take part in our Young Actors Short Courses over Easter.

Hungry to act and perform? Budding young performers can take part in our Young Actors Short Courses over Easter. Over four days, you’ll get the opportunity to work with experienced, professional actors and directors here at the Globe, and will work on voice, text and movement, resulting in a small performance in front of family and friends!

Sir Toby and Sir Andrew from Twelfth Night, dance around the stage as colourful confetti rains over them and the groundlings in the yard.

Our flagship education project, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, returns for its 17th year with The Tempest. Photographer: Cesare de Giglio

 Christmas at Shakespeare's Globe

Celebrate the holiday season in our magical Globe Theatre with our series of events designed to sprinkle some festive cheer.

How did Shakespeare celebrate Christmas? Wrap up warm for a Festive Family Tour of our Globe Theatre this December, and hear more about the folk traditions that people practiced to welcome in the winter season.

Alongside our festive show The Fir Tree, we’ll be running craft and drama workshops for all the family – explore the story, themes and characters of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale through play and performance in our Family Drama Workshop and create your very own flying sparrow puppet from recycled materials in our Craft and Puppetry Workshop.

We have a host of events to warm everyone this holiday season. Photographer: Claudia Conway

 Experience 400 years in the making on a Guided Tour

Want to explore more of Shakespeare’s London and discover the intriguing secrets of his theatres and streets?

Our special family-friendly spooky tour of the Globe Theatre, Ghosts & Ghouls, brings to life the ghosts, spirits and scary happenings of Shakespeare’s most chilling plays.

Step away from the Globe and learn more about the intriguing, entertaining and surprising history of our local area: including the criminal history of Bankside on Shakespeare’s True Crimes Tour and midnight reveling on our Twilight Walking Tour.

 Explore the latest research from our world-leading Education department

Continuing our commitment to decolonising the plays of Shakespeare, our Anti-Racist Shakespeare webinars return alongside our winter season of plays, inviting distinguished guests to explore Henry V, Titus Andronicus, and The Winter’s Tale through the lens of race, social justice and Shakespeare.

You can also catch up on our previous series of webinars, featuring discussions from scholars and theatre professionals, on our YouTube channel.

A red and black graphic, with the text: Anti-Racist Shakespeare in bold white letters. White and brown fingerprints dot in the background.

Our Anti-Racist Shakespeare series continues this winter, led by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper.

Rutgers once more take to the Globe Theatre stage, with a workshop performance of The Comedy of Errors.

We once more welcome Rutgers Conservatory to our wooden ‘O’ for their end-of-year showcase. BFA Acting majors from Mason Gross School of the Arts turn to Shakespeare’s bizarre madcap comedy of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors, for two workshop performances on 24 & 25 February 2023.

A wide angled shot of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with its ornate painting ceiling depicting the Goddess Luna and clouds, hanging candelabra, and panelled painted doors.

Our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse plays host to a series of exclusive events this winter. Photographer: Johan Persson

 Events by candlelight

The UK’s first all Black, all female Shakespeare Company representing Women of the African diaspora, Mawa Theatre Company,  perform on the stage of our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time for a night of Shakespearean monologues on 27 February 2023.

Following an open audition process, artists will explore classic speeches and bring them to life in a fashionable, fierce and funny way in our first Monologue Slam Night.

We welcome Mawa Theatre Company into our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for an evening celebrating Black female artists.

The Fourth Choir return to our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for their 10th anniversary.

Celebrate our wonderful Earth with our friends The Fourth Choir as they return to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 3 April 2023 for a choral concert celebrating their 10th anniversary.

The Only Planet is a choral call to protect and nurture Mother Earth, and features masterpieces inspired by the beauty of nature.

 Booking information

So, when can you get your hands on tickets to events in our Winter 2022/23 season?

Advance Priority Booking for Best Friends & Patrons is now open. Priority Booking for Friends opens this Thursday 10 November at 10.00am.

Sign up as a Member today to access Priority Booking for our winter season, as well as special discounts, invites to exclusive events like our Heaven to Hell behind-the-scenes experience and Members’ Drama Club, and a dose of insightful articles via the digital Members’ Room and Globe Magazine.

Public Booking opens on Tuesday 15 November at 10.00am.

With something for everyone this Winter 2022/23, we look forward to welcoming audiences into the amber glow of our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse or under the open sky in our Globe Theatre.



Our Winter 2022/23 season opens 10 November 2022 and runs until 16 April 2023. Discover more about the season.

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is our flagship partnership with Deutsche Bank for secondary schools and sits at the heart of the bank’s youth engagement strategy, Born to Be, which is committed to helping young people realise their full potential.

Our series of Anti-Racist Shakespeare webinars are generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press.