Any questions you might have about attending The Studio at Shakespeare’s Globe.


Is the Studio for me?

We welcome artists from all backgrounds and with a range of experiences into a safe, supportive environment to develop their craft. Courses within The Studio will be of value to you:

  • Whether you have been working regularly or are returning from a career break.
  • Whether you have appeared in many Shakespeare plays or have yet to play your first Shakespearean role.
  • Whether you most often work in theatre, in film, or TV.
How do I join?

We need a few details from you in order to make sure our Studio courses are the right fit for you. A link to our application forms can be found on our main Studios page

Are there any entry requirements?

Yes. Participants need to have a strong familiarity with the fundamentals in their discipline in order to have a good experience on our courses. Because of this, we ensure that all members of our Studio community are 18 or older and have one of the following in the discipline(s) you are applying for:

  • Two verifiable professional credits
  • Have completed an accredited undergraduate or master’s degree

I'm currently in training/under 18. Can I join?

The Studio is not available to theatre makers who are currently in training. If you are interested in receiving Globe training, we run an annual Summer School for actors aged 17-19, or you can ask your institution about the possibility of visiting with your student cohort for one of our Higher Education courses.


I'm new to Shakespeare. Where do I start?

We recommend any early-career theatre makers, or artists looking to familiarise themselves with Shakespeare, start with one of our Introduction workshops in order to cover the fundamentals before booking onto an intensive course.

I'm an expert in Shakespeare. What new things will I learn?

Artists on our courses participate in the radical theatre experiment we are conducting at Shakespeare’s Globe. Here, theatre makers explore in practice how the unique architectural conditions of the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse help to shape performance choices and unlock the versatility of Shakespeare’s words.

If you feel experienced in Shakespeare, we recommend booking one of our intensive three day or week-long courses, so that you can explore our spaces in depth.

I'm not sure Shakespeare's right for me. What else will the courses cover?

Our Studio courses develop transferable skills that actors and directors can apply to multiple genres, media, and disciplines. Such skills include:

  • Enhanced vocal technique
  • Developed clarity of thought in storytelling
  • New insight into acoustics, sight lines, and architecture
  • Understanding of the relationship between body, text, and space
  • Understanding of the relationship between classical training and contemporary theatre practice
  • Enhanced understanding of performing or directing in large spaces and intimate venues

We recommend anyone looking to develop these skills starts with one of our Introduction workshops in order to cover the fundamentals before booking onto an intensive course.


How do I book?

All courses available for booking are listed under the Upcoming Courses section. These will only show a “Book Now” button if you are a member of the Studio community and are logged into your Globe customer account.

I'm having issues booking my place.

You must be a member of the Studio community in order to book a place on any courses from the programme. If you are having trouble booking as a member, please make sure you are logged into your Globe customer account, and that it is using the same email address you used when applying to join.

If you are still having trouble, please contact [email protected] so that we can resolve the issue for you.


Ae there bursary places available?

We offer two free bursary places for every Studio course. These are allocated via lottery one month ahead of the course. If you would like to be included in the bursary lottery, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Bursary Application”, and the details of each individual course you can attend and would like to be considered for.

How do I qualify for a bursary?

Our Studio programme strives to make Shakespeare accessible to all, especially those who do not see themselves reflected in theatre and the culture around Shakespeare’s works.

Bursary places are offered on a needs-only basis to members of our community who can’t access our training due to financial difficulty. Anyone who is found to have fraudulently applied for a bursary place will be removed from the Studio community.

How many times can I apply for the bursary lottery?

You can apply for the bursary lottery as many times as you like throughout the year, for as many courses as you can attend. If you are successful and attend one of our courses, you will not be able to apply for any further bursary places in that year’s programme.

What happens if I cannot use my bursary place?

If you are selected and cannot take up your place, you must inform us by the below deadline, so that we can reallocate your place. For individual workshops, the deadline is one week ahead. For intensive courses, it is two weeks ahead.

If you inform us by the deadline, you will be able to reapply for other bursary places that year. If you inform us later than this, we will have to remove you from the lottery pool for the rest of that year’s programme.


Are the Studio's courses accessible?

We endeavour to make every Studio course accessible, especially to those who do not see themselves reflected in theatre and the culture around Shakespeare’s works. To do so, we ask participants to complete a pre-arrival questionnaire after booking onto a course. Here, you can disclose anything that may affect your participation in our sessions (such as access needs, current/historic medical conditions, and gender-affirming choices) and any support we can offer to ensure you get the best experience when working with us.

If we have any concerns that we cannot support your needs, we will get in touch beforehand and allow you to make an informed decision about whether you feel the course is right for you.

Do you have a safeguarding policy?

In order to ensure our community and its courses are a safe environment for all involved, participants must avoid:

  • Physical or verbal harassment or abuse to other participants and Globe staff. This includes use of racist, ableist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic language.
  • Inappropriate comments or physical contact with others. Any contact required on the course will be contextualised by the present faculty member, and only proceeded with after consent from all parties.
  • Disruptive behaviour that affects the learning of other participants, or the teaching of Globe faculty.

We will in the first instance discuss any concerns around behaviour with the participant privately. If there are repeated breaches of these obligations after this discussion, or an initial serious violation, we reserve the right to remove your access to the Studio programme without a refund.

Do you offer online or hybrid courses?

We do not offer online or hybrid Studio courses at this time, as our training relies on interacting with our unique playhouses in person. We recommend looking at the What’s On section of our website to find out about upcoming online events at the Globe, such as our Anti-Racist Shakespeare webinars.