Lively Action Storytelling

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

‘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.

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.

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)

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

In your school

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.

Location and costs

At the Globe

£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.

In your school

£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.

Available texts

At the Globe

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

(please see above for dates of each)

In your school

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.

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)