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Summer at Shakespeare’s Globe

4 June 2022 to 30 October 2022 The Globe Theatre

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On stage this summer is the new production of The Tempest, Midsummer Mechanicals, Midsummer Night’s Dream Family Workshop, As You like It with CBeebies, Storytelling: As You Like It, Storytelling: Romeo & Juliet, Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour, Family Dressing Demonstration and Family Sword Fighting Demonstration.

The Tempest

Globe Theatre

22 July – 22 October 2022

Get ready to be shaken by Shakespeare’s most elemental comedy, set on a remote island where vengeance, magic and turmoil are rife.  Brought to life by our 2022 Globe Ensemble with direction from Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes (A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Twelfth Night, Globe).

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Midsummer Mechanicals

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

28 July – 21 August 2022

For ages 5+

There will be lots of fun and mayhem as the Mechanicals create their second play – with your help! Packed with silly props, sillier costumes and an eye-popping finale, this theatrical dream like no other will delight the young and the young at heart alike

Midsummer Mechanicals | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare's Globe (

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Family Workshop

Shakespeare’s Globe

4 – 20 August

In a fun and practical workshop, Shakespeare’s magical play A Midsummer Night’s Dream is brought to life using a range of activities and games.  Workshops will be led by one of the Globe’s highly experienced practitioners who include actors, teachers and directors.

Family Workshop: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 9-12 years | Summer 2022 | What's on | Shakespeare's Globe (

As You Like It with CBeebie

Globe Theatre

9-10 August

For ages 3+

Featuring CBeebies’ favourite stars, this special adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy with a CBeebies twist will be performed especially for pre-school children and their families. Our performances will be filmed in front of a live audience before airing on BBC iPlayer at a later date.

As You Like It With CBeebies | Summer 2022 | What’s on | Shakespeare's Globe (

Storytelling: As You Like It

Shakespeare’s Globe

22 – 23 August

For ages 5-12 and their families 

Follow us to the Forest of Arden for an enchanting live storytelling of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It.

A hilarious tale of romance, forgiveness and mistaken identities, told by our expert storytellers, perfect for families.

Storytelling: As You Like It | Telling Tales | What's on | Shakespeare's Globe (

Storytelling: Romeo and Juliet 

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

24 – 26 August

For ages 5-12 and their families

Experience the most famous love story of all time in an exhilarating live storytelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Storytelling: Romeo and Juliet | Telling Tales | What's on | Shakespeare's Globe (

Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Globe Theatre

4 June – 30 October 2022

For children aged 7-11

Who went to the theatre in Shakespeare’s England? What was a penny groundling? What was the smell like at the Globe? Step into the Globe Theatre here at Shakespeare’s Globe and learn about Elizabethan theatre and stage practices. This tour introduces younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London and to the theatrical world he created.

Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour | Guided Tours | What’s On |Shakespeare's Globe (

Family Dressing Demonstration 

25 July – 26 August 2022

Try on the clothes of a gentleman courtier and learn to doff your hat like a real Elizabethan!

Family Sword Fighting Demonstration

13 – 28 August 2022

Summer family activities also include a historical sword fighting demonstration with the Globe Fight Team, a fun introduction to Early Modern stage combat.

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