Romeo and Juliet: Workshop (12-16 years)


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Bring Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to life in this practical and interactive Workshop designed for young people aged 12–16.

Explore Shakespeare through a practical approach with a range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes, plus a peek inside the Globe Theatre to start the session.

Drawing on our unique performance spaces, this is a perfect practical head start or accompaniment to your GCSE English Literature studies, underpinned by understanding the play’s relationship to the unique performance conditions of the Globe. No previous experience is required, just a desire to jump in and enjoy exploring one of his most famous tales.

Workshops will be led by one of the Globe’s highly experienced educational practitioners who include actors, teachers and directors.

About the play

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families – and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold…

Please note that these workshops are designed for young people, aged 12-14, attending independently. Parents and guardians can stay on-site enjoy the Globe’s food and drinks offer during the workshop.



This event takes place on-site – please arrive at the Globe’s main foyer

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Terms and conditions
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online and over the telephone. Accompanying adults will not be invited into the workshop room, but they must remain on the Globe site for the entirety of the workshop.

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