Lively Action Workshops

Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


‘It was really active and fun. It helped me to understand the language.’

— Student

Lively Action workshops encapsulate the spirit at the core of all our work – that plays should be explored actively. They can be based on any Shakespeare play and are delivered at the Globe or in your school.

Information for your visit and access provision

All workshops can be tailored to cater for a range of Special Educational Needs and requirements. Detailed information can be found in our FAQs.

Please also read our FAQs for site specific information (directions, on-site food and beverage provisions etc)

Contact us
 +44 (0)207 902 1433

Location and costs

At the Globe

In your school

90 minute session, comprised of a 30 minute guided visit of the Globe Theatre and 60 minute workshop.

£12 per pupil. We can take up to a maximum of 35 pupils per workshop. Minimum charge of £220 for fewer than 19 pupils. We can take multiple classes simultaneously.

Up to four adults will be able to attend each session at £12pp; however, we also offer 1 free teacher place for every 10 pupils. All one-to-one support staff for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities will be admitted for free.

£2.50 administration charge per workshop booked.

We can tailor the length of the workshop based on your pupils’ needs and school timetable



  • Practical, interactive workshop based on your chosen learning objective(s)
  • A range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the plays’ characters and themes
  • Language-based activities that explore the text at word level
  • Explore a range of interpretations to encourage an informed personal response
  • For on-site visits, a guided tour of the Globe Theatre
  • For on-site visits, our new Discover Ticket allows groups to add a Shakespeare’s Southwark or Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to your workshop booking for just £5.50 per child. You can also book a Live Demonstration of Elizabethan dressing, stage fighting or printing from just £65. Discover more about these options.


  • Develop English language skills
  • Encourage creative analytical thinking
  • Knowledge of Shakespeare, his plays and the social and historical context
  • Explore performance skills
  • Build confidence, team work, social interaction and communication skills


Ages 5-19 years (for University students, please visit our Higher Education section)

At the Globe:

In your school:

Winter season,  October to April:*

 Monday to Friday:
10.30am -12.00 noon
12.30pm – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Summer season, May to September:

Monday to Friday:
10.30am – 12 noon
11.30am – 1.00pm
12.30pm – 2.00pm

*In March and April dates are subject to change. Please contact us for further information.

Please note as a working theatre all on-site workshops adhere to a strict timetable. If your group is late we will, unfortunately, be unable to offer any additional time back.

We can be flexible based around your school timetable, including weekend provision, subject to availability.


Workshops can be run on any Shakespeare play.


About workshops taking place at the Globe


About workshops taking place at your school


About visiting the Globe