See how props and costumes are made at Shakespeare’s Globe

How do you make a wig? How do actors get into costume? What does it take to create real armour that would then be worn onstage in a performance?

Go backstage at Shakespeare’s Globe, with a collection of videos designed to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of how things are made here.

Also want to learn about Shakespeare’s plays? Check out our animated videos too.

This page is part of Playground, a fun section of our website in which you can playfully explore Shakespeare through videos, games, activities and more!

An illustration of a dog carrying recording equipment


See how armour is made

See how a candelabra is made

Getting into costume

Making a wig

Making a fake animal body

See how pretend heads are made