Sir Toby and Sir Andrew from Twelfth Night, dance around the stage as colourful confetti rains over them and the groundlings in the yard.

PLAYING SHAKESPEARE
WITH DEUTSCHE BANK.

Our flagship project for secondary and post-16 further education students

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is Shakespeare’s Globe flagship project for secondary schools in London and Birmingham.

Year 6 – Year 13 students can get free or heavily discounted tickets to a production designed especially for young people and performed in the open air Globe Theatre. We also run training sessions with teachers and workshops for students to help them to develop practical ways to understand Shakespeare’s plays.

Use the page below to explore the project  and browse free online resources.

Announcing Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank 2022…

We’re delighted to announce that Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank will return in March 2022 with a brand new production of Macbeth, created especially for young people.

Applications for free tickets for non-selective state schools in London and Birmingham and discounted tickets for other schools are now open. We expect a high demand for tickets this year so recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

 

FAMILY PERFORMANCES

A collage of five posters from previous shows including Othello and Romeo and Juliet

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank was launched in 2007 and since then has been giving students from London and Birmingham the chance to see Shakespeare for free. Pictured: a selection of previous production posters.

Each year the project gives free tickets to students – they come to the Globe Theatre to see a full-scale Shakespeare production, created specifically for young people. In 2019, our 13th Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production played to over 27,000 schoolchildren, over 18,000 of whom came for free.

Playing Shakespeare is supported by Deutsche Bank as part of Born to Be – a youth engagement programme which is committed to helping young people reach their full potential.

The trailer for our annual project Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank.

A bed with two actors on is wheeled through the audience towards the stage

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank continues to transform the ways in which thousands of young people experience Shakespeare. Pictured, The Taming of the Shrew, 2017. Photography: Amit Lennon.

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank 2022 - Macbeth

School children stand by an outdoor stage with excited expressions on their faces, the word Macbeth in white is overlaid on the photo

A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, our 2022 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth will be a gripping, full-scale 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre.

As part of our ongoing partnership with Deutsche Bank, we’ll be offering thousands of free tickets to students from London and Birmingham state schools and heavily discounted tickets for other students.

Performances begin on 3 March and applications for tickets are now open. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend applying as early as possible.

Alongside the production, the project includes Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers which are available to book now and free student workshops in your school or online which can be booked once you have secured tickets for the production.

Non-selective state schools in London and Birmingham

We offer thousands of free tickets for students at non-selective state schools in London and Birmingham.

You can request up to 200 tickets per performance; if you would like to bring more students, please complete two applications.

Apply for free tickets

All other schools

We offer heavily discounted tickets for students from other schools at £15 (seated), £10 (seated, restricted view) or £5 (standing).

You can request up to 200 tickets per performance; if you would like to bring more students, please complete two applications.

Apply for discounted tickets

Book your CPD sessions now

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

There have been 15 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions so far. Travel through time with the below gallery and take a look back at some of our previous play titles.

RESOURCES WEBSITES

Over the past eleven years, to work alongside these productions or on their own, we’ve created a wealth of teaching resource websites for individual Shakespeare plays. These include the key curriculum titles Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can find links to all of the individual websites below.

CONTACT US

Got a question about Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank?

Email the Learning Projects team

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