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HALF TERM TALES AT THE GLOBE

Celebrate magic, nature and the joy of storytelling at our half term events for families. From visiting authors to Shakespearean storytelling sessions and workshops, there’s something for all the family to enjoy in the half terms at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Globe Theatre Family Tour

Globe Theatre
Lift the lid on Shakespeare's London in these playful family tours for ambitious explorers, young and old.

The Tempest Workshop 5-8 yrs

Watkins Studios
Join our family workshop to learn about the plot, characters and language of The Tempest. Through active participation this workshop will encourage you to explore Shakespeare’s play in a fun way as a family.
Recommended for ages 5 - 8

The Tempest Workshop 9-12 yrs

Watkins Studios
Join our family workshop to learn about the plot, characters and language of The Tempest. Through active participation this workshop will encourage you to explore Shakespeare’s play in a fun way as a family.
Recommended for ages 9 - 12

The Tempest Storytelling

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Explore Shakespeare’s characters, stories and language as a family in this exciting one hour storytelling session led by a Globe Storyteller.
Recommended for ages 5 - 12

Drawing The Tempest

Watkins Studios
A celebration of a new illustrated version of The Tempest, introduced by the Globe’s Georghia Ellinas and illustrator Jane Ray. Get an insight into the illustration process and find out more about the inspiration behind this iconic story.
Recommended for ages 8+

Abi Elphinstone – Rumblestar

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Author Abi Elphinstone will be talking about the real-life adventures behind her books and showing children just how easy it is to find magic in their everyday lives and turn it into stories of their own.
Recommended for ages 7+

Sophie Anderson – The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Join author Sophie Anderson on an adventure with her new novel, The Girl Who Speaks Bear, and explore the mystical universe she’s created, complete with a girl who turns into a bear, a talking wolf, and a house with chicken legs!
Recommended for ages 9+

Piers Torday – The Power of Stories

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Join award-winning author, Piers Torday, for an animated, interactive insight into how he became an author, what inspires him and the importance of sharing stories.
Recommended for ages 7+

Kevin Graal – If This Be Magic

Join popular children's storyteller Kevin Graal for a celebration of the power and beauty of magic - from earthy tales of singing trees and mischievous elves to spellbinding myths of shape-shifting forces and otherworldly realms.
Recommended for ages 5+

Kevin Graal – Abracadabra

Now you see it ... now you don't. The story-ending has disappeared! Where did it go? What shall we do? I know! Let's make another one!
Join laughter-inspiring children's storyteller Kevin Graal for a playful storytelling workshop with looking and listening games, and fun speaking exercises celebrating the magical power of your imagination to create something ... out of nothing!
Recommended for ages 7+

As You Like It Workshop 9-12 years

Watkins Studios
Join our family workshop to learn about the plot, characters and language of As You Like It through active participation and play.
Recommended for ages 9 - 12

As You Like It Workshop 5-8 years

Watkins Studios
Join our family workshop to learn about the plot, characters and language of As You Like It through active participation and play.
Recommended for ages 5 - 8

As You Like It Storytelling

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Explore Shakespeare’s characters, stories and language as a family in this exciting one hour storytelling session led by a Globe Storyteller.
Recommended for ages 5 - 12