Our flagship project for secondary and post-16 further education students

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is Shakespeare’s Globe’s flagship partnership for secondary schools. 

Each year we stage a dynamic 90-minute production of a key curriculum text on the iconic stage of the Globe Theatre. It’s created especially for young people and designed to help students from KS3 upwards as they build towards their GCSEs.

We offer thousands of free-to-access tickets for pupils aged 11–16 at non-selective state secondary schools in London and Birmingham; and thousands of subsidised tickets for all other schools nationwide. We also offer teacher CPD sessions, student workshops and free learning resources to help teachers and students get the most out of their visit to the Globe.

Find out more about the project on the page below, explore past productions and browse free online resources. 

We are delighted to announce that Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank will return for its 19th year in 2025, with Macbeth.

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy comes to life on the Globe stage in a gripping new 90-minute production, created especially for young people, with student workshops, teacher CPDs, and resources designed to support the curriculum.

Teacher CPD sessions will run in November and December 2024, in-school workshops for students from January to March 2025, and schools’ performances from 6 March to 2 April 2025. There are over 26,000 free-to-access tickets available for pupils aged 11-16 in London and Birmingham non-selective state secondary schools, plus subsidised tickets for the performances available for all other schools nationwide.

Applications for the project, including workshops, CPDs, and performance tickets, will open in September 2024 for state secondary schools in London and Birmingham. Applications for all other UK secondary schools will open in October.

Before then, our 2024 production of Romeo and Juliet is now available for students and teachers to stream in classrooms until Friday 20 December 2024.

Each year the project offers free tickets to students aged 11-16 in London and Birmingham state schools, and subsidised tickets to all other schools across the UK. Students come to the Globe Theatre to see a full-scale Shakespeare production, created specifically for young people. In 2022, our 16th Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production played to over 28,000 schoolchildren, over 22,000 of whom came for free.

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is Shakespeare’s Globe and Deutsche Bank’s flagship partnership for secondary schools and sits at the heart of the bank’s youth engagement strategy, which is committed to helping young people realise their full potential.



The audience reaction for our annual project Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank.


Over the past eighteen years, to work alongside these productions or on their own, we’ve created a wealth of teaching resource websites for individual Shakespeare plays. These include the key curriculum titles The Tempest, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can find links to all of the individual websites below.


There have been 18 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions so far. Travel through time with the below gallery and take a look back at some of our previous play titles.


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