Primary: Storytelling Performances

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

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.

What to expect from a lively action workshop

  • A one hour precised 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.
  • Playhouse to your workshop booking for just £5.50 per child.

Available texts

  • 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.

Booking

BOOK IN YOUR SCHOOL / ONLINE

Information for your visit

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

–  Teacher, William Patten Primary School, Hackney

LOCATION AND COSTS

At the Globe

Please check back for updates regarding our Storytelling performances at Shakespeare’s Globe.

In your school

1 x 60 minute Storytelling performance: £900
2 60 minute Storytelling performance: £1530
3 x 60 minute Storytelling performance: £2025

Maximum of 120 pupils per performance.

Outside the M25, a £40 surcharge will be added to cover travel time. For schools more than 2 hours away, this surcharge will be £60.

Outside the M25, travel and accommodation costs (where applicable) will be added.

A £2.50 administration charge applies per performance.

Dates and times

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

Online

1 x 60 minute Storytelling performance: £465

Maximum of 35 pupils per performance (to enable interactivity via Zoom)

A £2.50 administration charge applies per performance.

Dates and times

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

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