Young Academics’ Summer School

Monday 12 August – Friday 16 August

Monday 19 August – Friday 23 August

The Young Academics’ Summer School is a one week immersive course particularly suited to students who are going on to study English Literature at university. You will work with leading academics, actors and dramaturges and will explore the social, political and cultural context in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries were writing.

Course Content:

This is the perfect course if you are interested in deepening and enriching your understanding of Shakespeare and the unique spaces for which he wrote. It would be the ideal first step if you are looking to extend your interest and understanding of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama.

You will have the opportunity to see productions, participate in stimulating lectures and seminars and discuss Shakespeare’s influence on English Literature as a master of comedy, tragedy and history.


You will:

  • watch and discuss Globe productions
  • participate in Q&As with actors
  • work with leading Shakespeare practitioners and actors
  • conduct in-depth textual analysis of Shakespeare’s plays
  • attend academic lectures and seminars at the Globe
  • receive a certificate upon completion of the course

You are eligible to apply for the course if you:

  • are aged 16 – 19
  • have an interest in Shakespeare
  • are able to travel to and from the Globe independently
  • are able to provide your own accommodation
  • have a level of confidence in English which will enable you to cope with close analysis of Shakespeare’s language


Course fees: £800

Fees include all tuition and tickets to Globe productions. Fees do not include meals and refreshments, travel or accommodation.

All participants under the age of 18 must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Southwark Student Scheme

Are you aged 16 – 19 and live and learn* in the borough of Southwark? Are you an aspiring young actor or literature student? Do you enjoy being on stage, or perhaps you are more interested in studying Shakespeare?

If so, Shakespeare’s Globe are able to offer you a FREE place on our summer school programmes.

To apply, please email stating that you are applying for the Southwark Student Scheme.

The Shakespeare Globe Trust is committed to improving access for disadvantaged pupils, and we contribute to improving educational outcomes in our local area through our admissions policy for our two bursary places at our Summer Schools. As part of this commitment, we prioritise pupils eligible for pupil premium funding in our oversubscription criteria.

*non-fee paying schools only

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Apply here 12-16 August

Apply here 19-23 August

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If you have any questions regarding the course or your application, please email 
or telephone 020 7902 1478