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Half Term and Halloween at Shakespeare’s Globe

22 October 2022 to 8 February 2023 Shakespeare’s Globe

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There’s a packed programme of Halloween events and interactive activities for all ages over half term at the Globe, including Ghosts & Ghouls family Tour, Shakespeare’s true Crimes Walking Tour and Live storytelling and family workshops.

The Globe is welcoming families to explore the spooky side of Shakespeare this Halloween.

Starting on 24 October, the Ghosts & Ghouls Family Tour brings to life the scary happenings of Shakespeare’s most chilling plays, including the witches’ spells in Macbeth and the ghostly moments in Hamlet. Visitors will delve into Shakespeare and his audiences’ love of the supernatural, discover London’s mysterious folklore, and learn to protect themselves against evil spirits.

The Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour also runs throughout October, introducing younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London. For older visitors, Shakespeare’s True Crimes Walking Tour explores the intriguing criminal history of the historic Bankside community, including Shakespeare himself, duelling actors and rival playwrights.

As the nights drawn in this Autumn, the Twilight Walking Tour will visit Shakespeare’s evening haunts, conjuring images of midnight revels and demons from Shakespeare’s Bankside after dark.

October half term (22 – 29 October) sees a full programme of events for all ages, including live storytelling and interactive family workshops for children aged 5–12 and their grown-ups include a spooky Macbeth, a magical The Winter’s Tale, and a ghostly Hamlet.

Practical and interactive workshops will be held from 25 – 27 October for children aged 12+ and 15+, bringing Shakespeare’s plays to life with fun, practical activities. The workshops will explore Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice (12+), and Hamlet, Othello and King Lear (15+). Demonstrations taking place over half term include the Family Sword Fighting Demonstration with the Globe Fight Team, introducing Early Modern stage combat and historical sword fighting and The Family Dressing Demonstration.

Half Term Events

Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour- Until 30 Oct

Introduces younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London.

Live storytelling and family workshops-22-29 Oct

For children aged 5–12 and their grown-ups, including a spooky Macbeth, a magical The Winter’s Tale, and a ghostly Hamlet.

Practical and interactive workshops-25-27 Oct

For children aged 12+ and 15+, bringing to life Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice (12+), and Hamlet, Othello and King Lear (15+).

Family Sword Fighting Demonstration-22-29 Oct

Globe Fight Team introduces Early Modern stage combat and historical sword fighting.

Family Dressing Demonstration-22-29 Oct

An interactive guide to dressing like an Elizabethan, including learning to bow, ‘make a leg’, and ‘doff your hat’.

Further Information: -  What's On | Shakespeare's Globe (shakespearesglobe.com)

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