Date(s) - 30-January to 21-February
Shakespeare’s Globe have run over 400 live, interactive, online family events since last May. Offering a much-needed helping hand to home-schooling parents and teachers throughout lockdown.
Telling Tales is a storytelling festival for families with a selection of online storytellings and workshops for children and teenagers that you can connect with from home. Families can also watch our production of Romeo and Juliet created especially for young people for free via YouTube.
Online events include:
Online workshops (3–8 years): For the littlest of monsters, our puppetry workshop on A Midsummer Night’s Dream is just the trick. Recommended for children aged 3+ and their families, this magical puppet show and workshop offers the opportunity for young minds to watch an enchanting tale unfold before their very eyes, as well as create their own puppets from everyday household items and bring them to life!
Globe Playground (5–11 years): The Globe Playground playfully introduces Shakespeare to Primary-aged children, with the help of some characterful beasts! We have a range of activities, including games, puzzles, recipes, colouring in and more, plus a host of fun facts, backstage videos, and animations, for children aged 5–11 to get creative.
Online storytelling sessions (5–12 years): In these immersive storytelling sessions, our Education Practitioners will guide the whole family through strange and wondrous lands, by combining song, props and costumes (and perhaps a helping hand from you too!). Choose from Shakespeare’s epic tales Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest.
Online workshops (8–12 years): Filled with fun activities and games designed to draw out elements of the play’s language, characters and themes, kids can get hands on with understanding Shakespeare in our practical and engaging workshops on Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest.
Online workshops (12+ years): For those exploring Shakespeare’s plays at Secondary School, our online workshops for ages 12+ offer the opportunity to delve deeper into the texts, and are the perfect accompaniment to at-home learning. What’s more, teenagers can attend these solo, without a guardian, so will really get a sense of independent study! Workshops include Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, both key texts on the syllabus.
Watch Romeo and Juliet online (12+ years): And if you fancy a film night with the family, our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Romeo and Juliet, created especially for young people, is still available to watch on YouTube, for free, and is a fast-paced, action-packed 90 minute introduction to one of Shakepeare’s most popular plays on the syllabus. What’s more, we also have a host of free resources to go hand-in-hand with the production: from explorations in the themes, language and characters in the play, to videos and behind-the-scenes insights into the production.