Throughout the Summer season, our team of 600 volunteer stewards act as the public face of Shakespeare’s Globe, welcoming patrons to our numerous performances and events.

The Globe’s Volunteer Community is expanding. It takes hundreds of hard-working, talented and passionate people to keep the doors of Shakespeare’s Globe open and without our community of Volunteer Stewards, this magical place could not exist. Throughout the year our fantastic team of volunteers act as the public face of Shakespeare’s Globe, welcoming our visitors to our beautiful theatre spaces for performances and events and ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable experience.

We are currently looking for new volunteer stewards to join the team for our Summer 2023 season running from April to October 2023, with the opportunity to train to steward the beautiful candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and continue volunteering for our Winter 2023/24 season, opening in November 2023. We reimburse travel expenses and provide a meal to stewards who volunteer for double shifts (matinees followed by evening events).

This is an opportunity for people with enthusiasm, a friendly and polite outlook, and a desire to support an amazing theatre. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to apply for the role please read our volunteer role description and complete our online application form and equal opportunities form by 5.00pm on Saturday 14 January 2023. Informal interviews, inductions and training will take place from December to January.

If you need any help with your application, have any queries about this form or the role or require a large type version of this form, please email us or call 020 7902 1531.

“The best advice I can give to someone interested in volunteering is to give it a try! We are a friendly bunch so I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do. Please don’t think you need to be highly educated in the arts or in Shakespeare’s works. I am neither of these things. I just really enjoy the opportunity to be involved in theatre & making sure visitors have a wonderful time”

— Helen, Volunteer




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