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Shakespeare's Globe - family and children's events

Events preview

GLOBE Education has announced a series of interactive events for families and children taking place at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre this Summer.

The programme includes the return of the popular ChildsPlay sessions – unique workshops for 8-11 year olds exploring the stories and themes of Shakespeare’s plays, which include a visit to see part of a performance in the iconic Globe Theatre.

While their parents or carers watch the matinee performance from the Globe’s 2010 Kings and Rogues season, children can take part in a workshop with Globe Education Practitioners including storytelling and art activities about the play, Shakespeare, and the Globe Theatre.

At the end of the workshop, the young participants join the ‘groundlings’ to experience 15 minutes of the play from the bustling atmosphere of the yard.

ChildsPlay takes place on selected Saturdays throughout the Spring and Summer, and offers the whole family the opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare’s timeless stories together at the Globe.

Dates: Macbeth: May 1 and May 8; Henry VIII: May 22, May 29, June 19 and July 10; The Merry Wives of Windsor: August 28, September 11 and October 2, 2010.

Time (all dates): 1.30pm.

In addition, the Globe’s annual celebration of the birthday of its founder, Sam Wanamaker, returns with a free day of workshops, demonstrations and platform discussions.

Sam’s Day takes place on Saturday, June 12, when the entire Globe site will be handed over to a host of Globe professionals leading sessions on storytelling, music, movement, voice, Shakespeare on Film and Building the Globe.

The sessions are free of charge, and bookable on the day on a first come, first served basis.

More Spring/Summer Events at the Globe.