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Half Term activities at Shakespeare's Globe

SHAKESPEARE’S Globe Exhibition offers autumn half term activities for visitors wishing to discover more about Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked.

Between October 24 and October 30, 2011, a rolling programme of live demonstrations will be included in the price of entry to the world’s largest Shakespeare exhibition.

Suitable for the whole family and bringing 16th century theatre crafts and staging to life, activities include sword fighting, costume dressings and printing press demonstrations.

Open throughout the year, the Exhibition presents the rich story of the Globe and brings Shakespeare’s world to life using modern technology and traditional crafts. Travelling through interactive displays, visitors explore areas of costume, music and special effects, and are invited to take part in a fascinating half-hour tour of the Globe Theatre.

Included in the exhibition ticket, the tour takes visitors through the auditorium with Guide-storytellers recreating colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and how the ‘wooden O’ works as an imaginative and experimental space today.

This half term, visitors can explore Elizabethan stage combat and find out about the significance of clothing in Elizabethan society with costumes from the Globe’s Theatre wardrobe.

Printing demonstrations use a full-size recreation of a 17th century printing press and show how Shakespeare’s plays were presented by his contemporaries, sometimes imperfectly, and ultimately preserved for future generations.

Beyond Globe Exhibition and Tour, Shakespeare’s Globe offers a range of unique gifts in the Globe Shop. Situated on the first floor of the theatre foyer, it offers a wide range of Shakespeare-inspired gifts, jewellery, clothing and books available in-store and online at

With wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames there are plenty of opportunities to eat and drink at Shakespeare’s Globe, with Swan at the Globe Bar and Brasserie serving classic British cuisine and a variety of wines, ales and cocktails in a stylish setting.

Prices: Adult – £12.50, Senior/Student – £11, Child – £8, Family – £35.

Opening Times: 9am – 5pm (last theatre tour is at 5pm).

Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2011 theatre season The Word is God continues until October 2.