Unlock Shakespeare’s themes, characters and stories inspired by the unique setting of the Globe. Through storytelling, workshops, tours and in-school projects, we bring Shakespeare alive for your pupils through active engagement with his theatrical world.
Workshops & tours
Lively action workshops
Our popular Lively Action workshops can be delivered at the Globe or in your school.
Workshops are an hour in length, delivered by a Globe practitioner and tailored to your choice of Shakespeare play and key stage.
Sessions are practical, interactive and grounded in the sounds and rhythms of Shakespeare’s language. They can be used to support national curriculum study and augment classroom work on literacy.
Workshops at the Globe include an additional 30 minute tour of the theatre with your practitioner.
Lively Action Storytelling
Lively Action Storytelling sessions are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for your pupils.
Our storytellers present interactive versions of well-known plays where your pupils explore the text as both listeners and storytellers.
Sessions are created to complement the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 and can be delivered at your school or in our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
We offer longer projects delivered in your school and tailored to your specific requirements.
You might want to work with select groups of pupils to develop confidence or key skills, or deliver a full-scale project for a whole class or year group, such as staging an in-school production.
Our made to measure projects are matched to precise school objectives and offer teachers and pupils the chance to work with Globe practitioners for a few weeks or up to a whole year.
Transitioning between schools can be a challenging time for children.
Our transition projects connect your school with a local infant or secondary school to strengthen the academic or pastoral bridge between key stages using Shakespeare’s stories and language.
Projects are available for year two into three, or year six into seven. They encourage pupils from both year groups to work together to build confidence and key skills as they prepare for a Shakespeare performance.
Children as storytellers
This project for Year One pupils and their teachers spans a full summer term and culminates in an in-school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by pupils.
The project is designed to advance pupils’ communication and language skills and to enable teachers to share their learning across the project with other staff across the school.
Over two half terms, your school receives CPD and storytelling sessions from our Globe practitioners as well as coaching on teacher led workshops to embed new teaching practices across the project.