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Friday, 14th June, 1:40 pm - 5:30 pm

ESU Performing Shakespeare Grand Final 2024

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The English-Speaking Union invites you to join us at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe for the Grand Final of the ESU Performing Shakespeare Competition on Friday, 14 June. The Performing Shakespeare Competition is a chance for schools across the country to practice their oracy and drama skills. Schools have been competing in heats across the country to secure a place in the grand final at the San Wanamaker Playhouse.

Please note, if you are attending as an audience member, you consent to photos/videos being shared on our social media. If you are booking with students, please ensure to fill out copies of our photo permission forms; these are attached with the draw, or can be requested through 

Audience members are permitted to arrive at 13.40 before moving into the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at 14:20 in preparation for the performances to begin at 14.30. Please arrive between 13.40-14.20. Audience members and non-competing students will not be permitted to join the tour of Shakespeare’s Globe or the acting workshop prior to the Grand Final. For those who are unable to attend live, the event will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel via the link here. 


Friday, 14th June
1:40 pm - 5:30 pm
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Sam Wanamaker Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT
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