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Shakespeare’s Globe: The Perfect Summer Destination for Family Fun

Looking for a unique London family day out this summer? Look no further than Shakespeare’s Globe. The Globe offers a wide range of activities for families, including family shows, workshops, tours, and storytellings. Plus, their on-site restaurant, Swan at the Globe, offers a full children’s menu to keep little ones well-fed throughout the day.

Here are just a few upcoming events to consider:

May Half Term

On May 30th and 31st, CBeebies will put their unique twist on Shakespeare’s comedy with Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe. Perfect for younger audiences, the show will feature Maddie Moate (Maddie Do You Know?), Steven Kynman (Hey Duggee), and Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble).

For children aged 3-5 and their families, the Twelfth Night Family Workshop is a practical workshop where they can explore the fun and musical world of Twelfth Night. Led by one of the Globe’s highly experienced practitioners, the workshop will take place in a rehearsal room and feature a range of activities and games.

Summer Holidays

From July 22nd to August 26th, the Olivier Award-nominated family show Midsummer Mechanicals returns to Shakespeare’s Globe. Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the show follows Peter Quince’s acting troupe, known as the Mechanicals, as they attempt to recapture the success of their first hit Pyramus and Thisbe.

For children aged 5-8, the A Midsummer Night’s Dream Family Workshop is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger audiences to Shakespeare. The workshop is one hour long and includes a visit to the Globe Theatre, as well as activities and games to explore the joy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Guided Tours

Running until October 29th, the Family Globe Theatre Guided Tour is an excellent way to introduce younger visitors to Shakespeare’s London and the theatrical world he created. Children aged 7-11 can learn about who went to the theatre in Shakespeare’s England, what a penny groundling was, and what the smells were like at the Globe. From blood and gore to poetry and prose, this tour is sure to delight and disgust.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Check out Shakespeare’s Globe’s full list of family activities and plan your next family day out on their website here.

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