Globe Youth Theatre

We hope to run Globe Youth Theatre online for the autumn term. Please check the Youth Theatre page regularly for updates.

Are you aged 11 – 14 (Key Stage 3)? Do you live or learn in Southwark? Do you want the opportunity to perform on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe and train with professional actors and directors? Become a part of Southwark Youth Theatre and take part in exciting projects to develop your self-esteem, teamwork and performance skills.

The Youth Theatre follows the academic calendar and runs three ten week long terms. New members are taken on at the start of every Autumn term and remain with the Youth Theatre for a full school year.

Weekly practical workshops take place in the Sackler Studios every Saturday 10am – 12pm. All activities are based on our five core values: Commit, Respect, Connect, Support, Perform. 

Due to a high quantity of applications all applicants will need to attend an informal workshop audition in early September before the start of term. Further details will be provided following receipt of your application.

“We studied everything Shakespeare; we analysed the language, found hidden meanings and related it to our lives. And we learnt techniques useful for our future acting careers, with the Globe bringing out the best in each of us. Nothing beats it!”

— Esme, 12


Southwark Youth Theatre members have the opportunity to:

Members also develop a range of skills, including:

  • Train with professional actors and directors
  • Perform on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Make new friends
  • Attend a professional performance at Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Participate in a range of informal and formal performances
  • Voice and movement technique
  • Text analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Team work
  • Puppetry
  • Stage combat

Get involved:

To become a member of Southwark Youth Theatre you should be:

  • Aged 11 – 14 (Key Stage 3)
  • Live or learn in Southwark
  • Be able to commit to the term dates

If you have any questions please email.

Please note that acceptance into the Youth Theatre is for one year only. At the end of the year all members are welcome and encouraged to apply again should they wish to return for another year. However, priority may be given to new applicants in order to provide opportunities to those who have not previously engaged with Shakespeare’s Globe Youth Theatre.

If you have any queries about the project please contact us by email, or telephone on 020 7902 1462.

“I applied for Youth Theatre because I wanted to get better at learning lines and get to know some of Shakespeare’s plays. Anybody who wants to be more confident and make new friends with people that have similar interests should join. It was a really rewarding experience that everyone would find enjoyable!”

— Eve, 14