Romeo and Juliet Workshop (12+ years)

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‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’ 

Bring Romeo and Juliet to life in this practical and interactive workshop, designed for the over 12s, in Shakespeare’s original performance space. 

Ideal for young people with an interest in Drama or Literature, this workshop uses a range of activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes through practical drama activities.  

Encouraging the development of an informed personal response to the play, underpinned by understanding the play’s relationship to the unique performance conditions of the Globe, this session provides the perfect headstart or accompaniment to your GCSE English Literature studies. No previous experience is required, just a desire to jump in and enjoy exploring one of his most famous tales. 

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… 

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

Tickets must be purchased by over 18s, but this event is designed for young people 12+ to attend without parents/carers (i.e. this is not an event for whole families). Drop off/pick up will be in the main foyer of Shakespeare’s Globe. 



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This event takes place on-site at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Running time is approximately 2 hour

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A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online and over the telephone. All children under 18 must be accompanied to the Globe with an adult. Accompanying adults do not require a ticket nor are they required to remain in the workshop room, but they must remain on the Globe site for the entirety of the workshop.

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