Experience Opportunity

Globe 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.

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

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: 10am – 12pm

Young people aged 14 to 16: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Young people aged 17 to 19: 11am – 1pm

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.

Not sure if Youth Theatre is for you? Try out one of our taster sessions in November to find out!