Youth Theatre

Are you aged 11 – 19? Have you ever considered becoming a professional actor, director or theatre-maker? Are you curious about the work of Shakespeare and his peers and why they are still being performed today? Do you want to work with industry professionals alongside like-minded and committed peers?

The Globe’s Youth Theatre is a weekly training programme for young performers hungry to engage with acting and performance. Led on-site at Shakespeare’s Globe by experienced, professional actors and directors, members of the Youth Theatre will get the unique chance to immerse themselves in the Globe’s radical and experimental approach to the work of Shakespeare and its continued relevance to the modern world through a varied programme of workshops, performances and showcases.

Youth Theatre members will also get to see at least one Shakespeare’s Globe production for free every year and each term will conclude with a showcase of work developed across the term in one of the Globe’s unique playing spaces to an invited audience of friends and family.

Our Youth Theatre runs termly alongside the academic calendar and costs £275 per term. We’ll be holding informal workshop auditions in December 2021 for our next intake in January 2022 and are also offering free taster sessions in November for those who want to see if our Youth Theatre is the right fit for them.

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“We studied everything Shakespeare; we analysed the language, found hidden meanings and related it to our lives. And we learnt techniques useful for our future acting careers, with the Globe bringing out the best in each of us. Nothing beats it!”

— Esme, 12

“I applied for Youth Theatre because I wanted to get better at learning lines and get to know some of Shakespeare’s plays. Anybody who wants to be more confident and make new friends with people that have similar interests should join. It was a really rewarding experience that everyone would find enjoyable!”

— Eve, 14

Key Information

Our Youth Theatre will be split into three age groups who meet each Saturday on-site to take part in practical workshops:

Young people aged 11 to 13: 9:30am – 11:30am or 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Young people aged 14 to 16: 9:45am – 11:45am or 12:15pm – 2:15pm

Young people aged 17 to 19:  10:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm – 2:30pm

The termly fee for all age groups is £275.

Our weekly sessions will regularly include training in:

  • Voice and movement technique
  • Text analysis
  • Devising skills and practical theatre making
  • Puppetry
  • Stage combat
  • Teamwork and confidence building

If you are interested in taking part in Youth Theatre, you’ll need to apply to attend one of our informal workshop auditions on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December.

Please note, due to high demand, we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be invited to an audition session.

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Members of our Youth Theatre will also be able to audition exclusively for a place in our brand-new Globe Young Company running from the Summer Term of 2022.

The Globe Young Company will be comprised of 15 members of the Youth Theatre who will collaborate with a professional theatre director to stage a fully realised work on a Globe Theatre stage.