Lively Action Storytelling

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (Key Stage 3 option available in your school)

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


‘How wonderful to make Shakespeare accessible for Year 2 and 3. A perfect day!’

–  Teacher, William Patten Primary School, Hackney.

Lively Action Storytelling performances are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s plays for your pupils. They are interactive versions of well-known plays performed by a Globe storyteller at your school or in our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Information for your visit

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

£7.50 per pupil.
A maximum of 189 pupils per booking.
Minimum charge of £225 for a group of fewer than 30 pupils.Teachers/accompanying adults are free at a ratio of 1:10 and after that they are charged at the same rate as the pupils.
£650 for one Storytelling delivered to up to 120 pupils

£1000 for two consecutive Storytelling performances (on the same play)

£1300 for three consecutive Storytelling performances (on the same play)

Please get in touch to discuss variations on the above.


Key activities

  • A one hour précised performance of the play delivered by a Globe Storyteller
  • The performance features several interactive elements, with pupils contributing verbally, physically and creatively to the play.
  • The story is delivered in a mix of modern and Shakespearean language, with key quotes being highlighted in performance.

Available texts

At the Globe

In your school

  • Macbeth
  • The Tempest
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(please see above for dates of each)

Key stage 1: Henry V, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night

Key stage 2: Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Othello

Key stage 3: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice,  Henry V, As You Like It, Twelfth Night

If your preferred play is not listed here, please contact us.

We can also offer multi-sensory Storytelling for students with SEND – please contact us to find out more.

Curriculum links

  • Provides pupils with a rich, varied language environment by engaging with Shakespeare’s language.
  • Support pupils to make links between known and new vocabulary.
  • Challenge pupils’ thinking about important social and moral issues.
  • Develop emotional intelligence and self-regulation.
  • Support pupils to listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • Participate actively in discussions, performances, role play and improvisations.

Dates and times

At the Globe (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

In your school

14 June 11.00am -12.00 noon

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

21 June 11.00am – 12.00 noon          Twelfth Night

27 June 11.00am – 12.00 noon               The Tempest

5 July  10.30am – 11.30am

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

10 July 11.00am – 12.00 noon                Macbeth

16 July 11.00am – 12.00 noon                The Tempest

Key stages 1 – 3 (please see below for which plays are available at which key stage)

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


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