Family Events

Introduce the family to Shakespeare with activities created especially for younger audiences. From shows and storytelling sessions to workshops and family tours, there’s something for all ages to enjoy.

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

What better plan for the summer holidays than a trip to the Globe? Bring the whole family along for a show, a workshop, or join a special course for young performers.

TELLING TALES

Join award-winning children’s authors, poets, illustrators and historians for our brand-new, interactive family event series. Events include Q&A sessions, creative writing opportunities and even some live drawing!

ALL EVENTS

During performances, prams are not permitted in the auditorium. Worn baby slings and carriers are welcome. We are happy to store prams and buggies during your visit, but please be aware that they will be unattended and left at your risk

Family Sword Fighting Demonstration

Bankside
The Globe's expert Fight Team bring Early Modern stage combat to life, with the chance to handle the weapons yourself!
Children performing on the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse stage

Romeo and Juliet: Family Workshop 9-12 years

Bankside
Explore Shakespeare’s most famous love story together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.
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The Winters Tale: 5 – 8 years Family Workshop

Bankside
Bring Shakespeare's time-travelling, country-hopping story to life in this fun and practical Family Workshop aimed at children aged 5–8 and their grown-ups.
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Dressing Demonstration

Bankside
An entertaining, interactive demonstration of the fashions and fashion faux pas of Shakespeare's world. Includes the chance to try clothes on yourself. Suitable for all ages.
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Telling Tales with Michael Rosen

One of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors, Michael Rosen, takes us on a journey of storytelling, poetry and imagination in celebration of his brand-new poetry collection, Out of This World. Including a Q&A session.
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Hamlet: Family Workshop 9 – 12 years

Step into the intriguing story of Hamlet together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.
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Family Workshop: Romeo and Juliet 5-8 years

Bankside
Explore Shakespeare’s most famous love story together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.