Telling Tales

 24 – 30 October 2021

Our family festival is back and packed full of events and activities this October half term. Uncover the magic of storytelling in a Family Workshop, explore Shakespeare’s plays in a Storytelling session, jump into the action in an On Stage Workshop, learn the secrets of the Globe on a Family Guided Tour, and so much more!

So whether you’re only here for an hour, or are looking for somewhere to spend the day together, you’ll find plenty of options to create the perfect day out for your whole family. 

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MULTIBUY OFFER

Buy 2 or more events in our Telling Tales festival and a discount of 10 – 20%* will be added automatically to your basket.

*Buy 2 events and save 10%. Buy 3 events and save 15%. Buy 4 or more events and save 20%. Multibuy discount is not available in conjunction with Members’ discount.

STORYTELLING

These events are suitable for ages 5-12 years

SUITABLE FOR AGES 5+ YEARS

SUITABLE FOR AGES 9+ YEARS

SUITABLE FOR AGES 15+ YEARS

DEMONSTRATIONS & TOURS

Discover the Globe’s secrets on a Guided Tour,
and learn more about Elizabethan theatre and stage practices with our Family Demonstrations

ALL EVENTS

A couple of families stand in front of a stage and the words ‘Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour’ appear across a red box at the top of the image

Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Globe Theatre
Join our Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour, ideal for families with children aged 7- 11 years old.

On Stage Workshop: Macbeth 9-12 years

Using a range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes, this session will bring you together with other families to dive into the world of Shakespeare’s spine-chilling tale

On Stage Workshop: Othello 15+ years

Take a fresh approach to studying Hamlet with this practical exploration of the play. This in-depth session uses activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes.

Storytelling: The Merchant of Venice

Venice is a city driven by money and prejudice and helping us to pull all the threads together will be Alex Kanefsky.

Storytelling: A Midsummer Night's Dream 5-12 years

Join us on a playful journey into the woods for Shakespeare’s most sparkling comedy.

Family Workshop: The Merchant of Venice 5-8 years

Place stereotype under the microscope together as a family in this fun and practical The Merchant of Venice workshop.

Family Workshop: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 5-8 years

Dive into the playful comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.

Family Workshop: The Merchant of Venice 9-12 years

Place stereotype under the microscope together as a family in this fun and practical The Merchant of Venice workshop.

Family Workshop: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 9-12 years

Dive into the playful comedy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.

Family Dressing Demonstration

Bankside
Bring your whole family to see our Family Dressing Demonstrations, where you can see how Elizabethan women got dressed – whether it was for a party, work, or just to sit around.

Family Sword Fighting Demonstration

Bankside
Join the Globe Fight Team for a demonstration of Early Modern stage combat, learn about historical sword fighting, handle the weapons, and have your photo taken with the swords we use for our Exhibition fights.

Storytelling: Hamlet

Leading the storytelling are actors and Globe learning practitioners Fiona Drummond and Chris Nayak.

Family Workshop: Hamlet 5-8 years

Take part in an interactive workshop for the whole family, exploring the language, characters and themes of Hamlet.

Family Workshop: Hamlet 9-12 years

Step into the intriguing story of Hamlet together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.

Family Workshop: Julius Caesar 5-8 years

Take part in an interactive workshop for the whole family, exploring the language, characters and themes of Julius Caesar.

Family Workshop: Julius Caesar 9-12 years

Explore the politics and corruption in Julius Caesar together as a family in this fun and practical workshop.

Storytelling: Julius Caesar

Enter into the frantic, political world of Ancient Rome where ambition, rivalry and conspiracy are rife.

On Stage Workshop: Hamlet 15+ years

Bring Hamlet to life in this fun and practical workshop in the most amazing space – on the Globe stage!

On Stage Workshop: Macbeth 5-8 years

'Bring Macbeth to life in this fun and practical workshop in the most amazing space – on the Globe stage!