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State secondary schools in London and Birmingham (Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank 2021)

Booking information for state secondary schools in London and Birmingham

The 2021 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production is A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The perfect way to introduce young people to Shakespeare, these popular yearly productions are designed to break down walls to cultural access and empower teenagers to develop their creative curiosity.

This fast-paced, full-scale performance of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy is produced with young people in mind, and is suitable for Year 7 upwards.

Thanks to Deutsche Bank, tickets for secondary state schools in London and Birmingham are completely free.

The project also gives schools access to free student workshops, online resources and discounted CPD sessions for teachers.

State schools in London and Birmingham can now apply for tickets for performances from 28 September to 13 October using the application form

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State secondary schools in London and Birmingham FREE

(There must be a 1:10 ratio of teachers/adults to students. This will be checked on the day of the performance as a prerequisite to admission.)


Running time To be confirmed

Performance dates To be confirmed

Recommended for ages 11+


Join the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank journey.

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Discounted CPD sessions on  A Midsummer Night’s Dream are offered online, with some sessions available at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Includes an online/onsite tour of the Globe Theatre and a 120 minute interactive workshop packed with inspiring ways to teach the play in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions are led by an experienced Globe Education Practitioner and cover transferable teaching methods that can be used to teach any Shakespeare play.

£10 per teacher or £50 for a whole department. You will receive a link to book once your application for tickets has been successful.

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Our free one-hour student workshops are led by a Globe Education Practitioner and can be delivered online or in your school classroom.

Students will explore the characters and language of A Midsummer Night’s  Dream and be introduced to the play through interactive drama techniques. These fun and engaging sessions prepare students for the production so that they are confident and excited when they come to the show.

You will receive a link to book your student workshops once your application for tickets has been successful, choosing a date and time to suit you.

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Every stage of the project is supported by free interactive online resources. Resources will be added in the build up to the show, so check the website regularly.

Resources cover Key Stages 3 –   5 and are tightly linked to the National Curriculum and Assessment Objectives. Includes thought-provoking questions support you and your students in analysing language, character, themes and context. Students can follow the production through character profiles, interviews with the cast and creatives and a  rehearsal diary.

There are also teacher and student facing audio, video, printable and interactive resources available to support lesson planning or homework activities.


At the Globe we are working to ensure that our visitors are safe. Our procedures for your visit will follow the relevant UK Government guidelines at the time, and you can rest assured that we will look carefully at all aspects of your visit, such as audience capacity, entrance procedures, cleaning and on site facilities.

Read our risk assessment form, that includes reference to Covid-19 procedures.

All schools booking for the production will be asked to complete a section about their school’s bubble arrangements.

Covid-19 related guidance will also be issued to schools prior to their visit.