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Shakespeare's Globe
The Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education centre, and cultural landmark. Located on the bank of the River Thames in London, UK, and also always open online.


Whether you want to make new friends, gain new skills, boost your CV, or simply experience the buzz of our unique theatres, we hope you will enjoy this exciting and valuable role.



To act as the public face of Shakespeare’s Globe during our performances and events, ensuring that our visitors have a positive, enjoyable, and safe experience. Induction and full training are provided.


• Friendly and enthusiastic?

• Passionate about engaging with the public?

• Interested in theatre, live events, or the arts?

• A team player?

• Keen to support our cause to make Shakespeare accessible for all?

• Available to volunteer for evening and weekend shifts? If so, we would love to hear from you! Read on to find out more about the role and how to apply.



As a volunteer you can:

• Claim travel expenses (up to £20.30 per day). A free meal will also be provided if you volunteer for two shifts on one day.

• Get free Yard tickets to selected performances.

• Get a Better Bankside Buzz Card offering discounts in the local area.

• Go to volunteer social events, celebrations and outings.

• Apply for internal Globe vacancies and get feedback on interviews.

• Enjoy discounts in our shop, cafe and restaurant.



• Assist staff in looking after our visitors to make sure they are safe and happy.

• Act as a good ambassador for Shakespeare’s Globe, committing to our values of equality, diversity and anti-racism and supportiveness to others.

• Welcome and greet visitors, check tickets, and show visitors to their seats.

• Answer visitor enquiries and share information. Process card payments for cushions rentals and programmes from our cushion carts.

• Watch over audience members during shows.

• Assist staff in emergency evacuations of the site (full training will be given).

Time commitment

We are looking for volunteers who can contribute a minimum of 12 shifts across our Summer Season (April-October). Shifts last around 4 hours and take place across afternoons and evenings, Monday to Sunday. You can browse and book volunteer sessions flexibly using our online booking system. You can continue to volunteer during the Globe’s Winter Season (November-April) once you have completed your Summer shift commitment.
Application deadline


This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.