Text: Young Actors' Summer School, A girl pulling a rope


This intensive online course is designed for students who are interested in full-time drama training or in studying drama at university. You have the chance to work with leading actors, voice experts and movement coaches.

The course will develop the skills you need when approaching your classical texts for drama school auditions. You will take part in masterclasses with internationally renowned theatre practitioners and directors.

This is an ideal opportunity to gain a unique appreciation for and understanding of the spaces for which Shakespeare and his contemporaries wrote, and to work with international experts on early modern performance techniques and original practices.

This course can be studied full-time over one week, or part-time over two weeks.

As part of the course you will:

  • develop your acting skills through working with experienced directors on selected scenes from Shakespeare’s plays
  • participate in voice, movement and text workshops
  • watch and discuss seminal productions from the Globe’s performance archive
  • present scenes at online sharings for parents/guardians and invited guests
  • receive a certificate upon completion of the course

Course information

Course dates
3 – 14 August 2020 inclusive
10 – 14 August 2020 inclusive
24 – 28 August 2020 inclusive

Course fees:
Full rate £500
Early Bird rate (apply before 11.50pm 19 July) £450
Concession rate £400 


If you have any questions regarding the course, please email us.


Are aged 16-19

Have an interest in Shakespeare

Have a level of confidence in English that will enable you to cope with close analysis of Shakespeare’s language

Have a reliable internet connection

Can access Zoom via a laptop, desktop computer or tablet

Can access a quiet room or space with room to move around to take part in the online workshops


The Globe has regained a lot of confidence in myself and helped me to understand that I can trust myself whilst under pressure, such as in auditions

— Young Actors’ Course 2019

I will use it to help my application to study English literature at university and if I do decide to pursue a career in acting, later in life

— Young Actors’ Course 2019

Care received was amazing and all the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming which made it feel more of a safe space

— Young Actors’ Course 2019

If I pursue drama later in life I can use everything I’ve learnt. My attitude towards acting has changed and I really want to be able to use what I’ve learned.

— Young Actors’ Course 2019