Educational Information

Based under the Globe Theatre, this engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote. Imagine the Globe as it would have been: the centre of what was once London's most notorious entertainment district, surrounded by raucous taverns and bawdy-houses.
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Lively Action Workshops
Lively Action Workshops are available to book for all Key Stage and subject requirements and can take place at the Globe or within your school. The workshops take their name from John Marston’s preface to The Malcontent in which he apologises "that Scenes invented, merely to be spoken, should be enforcively published to be read" and asks that the play "be pardoned, for the pleasure it once afforded you, when it was presented with the soul of lively action". This encapsulates the spirit at the core of all Globe Education’s work – that plays should be explored practically rather than read passively as texts. 
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Expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.
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Suitable for the following key stages:

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Covers elements of the following subjects:

  • Drama
  • English
  • Theatre Studies

School groups rates

Lively Action Workshop on site prices:

  • £9 per student
  • Minimum charge of £165 per group
  • No charge for teachers

Workshop + Exhibition visit

  • £13.50 per pupil
  • Minimum charge of £165 per group
  • No charge for teachers

Additional demonstrations, including Shakespeare's use of stage fighting, Elizabethen dress and printing plays are also available to book at an additional cost (£50 - £100)


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To book a Lively Action workshop and exhibition visit, please complete the online form.


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Event Times

Exhibition and Tour opening times

  • Mon - Sun, until 18 April
    Exhibition: 9.00–17.30
    Tour: 9.30–17.00
  • Mon-Sun, 19 April onwards
    Exhibition: 9.00–17.30
    Mon 9.30–17.00
    Tues - Sat 9.30–12.30
    Sun 9.30–23.30

    Tours depart every 30 minutes

Lively Action Workshop times

  • October to April
    Mon-Fri, 10.30-12.00, 12.30-14.00 or 14.00-15.30
  • May to September
    Mon-Fri, 10.30-12.00, 11.30-13.00 or 12.30-14.00

Important Dates

For information on The Globe's current theatre season, including performances that are suitable for school groups, please click here


Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk

020 7902 1433

  • The Shakespeare's Globe site includes an open air theatre, Exhibition space and Swan at the Globe Bar and Brasserie.  The entrance to the Exhibition is accessed via a ramp on Bankside.

    Important Notice: during the current refurbishment works, the Swan bar and restaurant are accessible via a lift at Stage Door.  The Stage Door is behind two large, heavy iron gates on New Globe Walk.  There is an intercom to the right of these gates with which you can contact our visitor services department, who will escort you in the lift to the desired level.

    We aim to be welcoming and accessible to all and are continually updating and improving our facilities at Shakespeare's Globe for disabled people. 

    A dedicated Access Information Line operates from 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday, offering advice on specialised services for disabled people at Shakespeare's Globe:


    Telephone: 020 7902 1409

    Please contact us at the above address/telephone number to discuss any access requirements or book tickets to audio-described productions. For all other ticket booking please go through thebox office. For general enquiries please contact the Information Line

    For assistance whenever you visit the Globe, please ask staff in advance when you book your tickets or ask our Front of House staff on the day. They will be happy to help.


    Please ask for a copy of the Shakespeare's Globe Access Guide at the Information Desk or call the Access Information Line. 


    We welcome your opinions. If you have any comments to make about facilities at Shakespeare's Globe, or if you would like to receive this information in a different format, please phone the Access Information Line.

    Any general comments should be made in writing to:

    Communications Assistant
    Shakespeare's Globe
    21 New Globe Walk
    London SE1 9DT

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Travel Information

  • Nearest Train Station - Blackfrias (0.3 miles) Find on map
  • Nearest Tube Stop - Blackfrias (0.6 miles) Find on map
  • TFL offers free off peak tube travel for school parties, Mon - Fri. Find out more
  • Nearest Bus Routes - 45, 63, 100, 344, 381,RV1 Plan bus journey

Recommended Package Providers

School travel operators can arrange and book all elements of a school trip, including accommodation, travel and tickets for events. A selection of school travel operators are listed below.

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Online Resources
Globe Education offer a wide range of education resources for both students and teachers. These include printed publications and live theatrical performances, in addition to online resources such as actor interviews and blogs.

Opportunities for Teachers
Are you looking for alternative and stimulating activities to support the teaching and learning of Shakespeare?

Join the Globe for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and trainee teachers. Training is designed to inspire you and give you the practical techniques you need to bring Shakespeare into the classroom. The training is also planned to complement set texts, work across the curriculum and develop your classroom practice.

To find out more about the Globe's opportunities for teachers, please click here.


For information on:

KS2 Workshop: An Introduction to Shakespeare and his world click here

KS3 Workshop: Shakespeare's Language, Shakespeare's Stage click here

KS4 Workshop: Playing The Globe click here

Post 16 Workshop: Playing the Globe click here