Secondary: Workshops and tours

Lively Action Workshops

Suitable for: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5

‘It was really active and fun. It helped me to understand the language.’
Year 10 student

Lively Action workshops encapsulate the spirit at the core of all our work – that plays should be explored actively. They can be based on any Shakespeare play and are delivered at the Globe or in your school.

Key activities

  • Practical, interactive workshop based on your chosen learning objective(s)
  • A range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the plays’ characters and themes
  • Language-based activities that explore the text at word level
  • Explore a range of interpretations to encourage an informed personal response
  • We can substitute the workshop for a lecture on your play choice or original performance conditions. Please get in touch to discuss this option.
  • For on-site visits, a guided tour of the Globe Theatre

Curriculum links

At key stages 3 and 4, workshops support students to:

  • Read challenging texts with good understanding
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary and develop confidence in the art of speaking and listening
  • Develop a greater appreciation of our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Use discussion in order to learn: be able to elaborate and explain their understanding and ideas
  • Use spoken language to prepare their ideas before they write

They also support progress towards the Assessment Objectives for GCSE English Literature:

– Read, understand and respond to texts, and develop an informed personal response (AO1)

– Familiarise themselves with textual references through script-work (AO1)

– Analyse language and structure, but particularly form (AO2)

– Understand the relationship between the text and the playing conditions (AO3)

– Additionally, workshops can be thematically designed to support students with AO4: exploring connections across literary texts

Dates and times

At the Globe

Winter season,  October to April:*

 Monday to Friday:
10.30am -12.00 noon
12.30pm – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Summer season, May to September:

Monday to Friday:
10.30am – 12 noon
11.30am – 1.00pm
12.30pm – 2.00pm

*In March and April dates are subject to change. Please contact us for further information.

Please note as a working theatre all on-site workshops adhere to a strict timetable. If your group is late we will, unfortunately, be unable to offer any additional time back.

In your school

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

Location and costs

At the Globe

£9 per pupil.
(UK only – please see international pages for other rates)
Maximum of 35 pupils per workshop.

Teachers/adults are free on a 1:10 ratio to pupils.
£9 per adult outside the ratio.
Up to four adults can attend each workshop.
All additional 1:1 support staff for SEND pupils admitted free.

Minimum charge of £165 (for under 19 pupils).
A £2.50 administration charge applies per workshop.

In your school

Workshops can be tailored to your pupils’ needs and school timetable.

Up to 90 minutes: £350
Up to 2 hours: £450
Up to 3 hours: £550
Up to 4.5 hours: £650

Maximum of 35 pupils per workshop.

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

Available texts

Workshops can be run on any Shakespeare play.
For KS5, workshops can be designed to thematically link 2 – 3 plays.

Information for your visit

Making your visit a success

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).