Are you passionate about Shakespeare? Learn to perform Shakespeare’s iconic masterworks at Auckland’s Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale, temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, the second Globe.


Term 1 Shakespeare Drama Course

This course is designed for students who are serious about getting experience in Shakespearean performance. This experience will be unlike any other with incredible opportunity to learn on the Pop-up Globe stage – the world’s first temporary replica of Shakespeare’s second Globe, and the very stage that has had over 600 shows performed on its boards.

Working closely with our Youth Theatre Leader the classes will:
– Focus on one of William Shakespeare’s plays over a period of 9 weeks exploring the content closely
– Choose scenes to rehearse and perform at the end of the term and gain practical on-stage experience rehearsing and performing on the Pop-up Globe stage
– Learn more about the history of Shakespearean theatre and the Elizabethan/Jacobean age
– Explore the relationship between performer and the audience
– Learn and develop vocal techniques and physical performance skills for the playhouse stage
– Explore what it’s like to work as an ensemble in a large group scene

The theatre programme is a performance based programme, intended to give students the skills to perform Shakespeare by investigating the texts and learning practical performance skills from industry professionals. Each term will culminate in a performance of a piece of text.

Session dates and times:
Ages 9-12
Saturday 9 February – Saturday 6 April
Choose from the following sessions:
– Saturdays 9am – 10am
– Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am
Cost: $225 + booking fee

Ages 13-15
Saturday 9 February – Saturday 6 April
Choose from the following sessions:
– Saturdays 10.15am – 11.15am
– Sundays 10:45am – 11:45am
Cost: $225 + booking fee

Ages 16-18
Monday 11 February – Monday 8 April
Choose from the following sessions:
– Mondays 7pm – 8pm
Cost: $270 + booking fee

To book, email Please note no bookings will be accepted after Friday 22 February.

*Maximum tickets available: 26 per session

Term 1 Introduction to Costume Design Course

Led by Pop-up Globe’s Head of Wardrobe Chantelle Gerrard, this 8-week costume design course will teach students all aspects of the design process including research, script interpretation, colour theory, designing for different spaces, lighting, character interpretation, and the differences between designing for theatre and film.

Practical elements will include how to draw figures freehand, how to render your designs and tricks to get proportions right. With VIP access to the Pop-up Globe wardrobe department, students will learn from the costume designers behind Pop-up Globe’s critically-acclaimed on stage productions.

Ideal for creative students who may or may not be studying design.

Students must bring:
A project book
Drawing pencils
Black ink pen
Glue stick
Watercolour pencils

This course is for students aged 11 – 14 years.

Session dates and times:
Wednesday 20 February – Wednesday 10 April
Choose from the following sessions:
– Wednesdays 4:30pm -5:30pm
Cost: $180 + booking fee

Spaces are limited! Book now to reserve your place.

*Maximum tickets available: 20

About Chantelle:
Chantelle Gerrard is currently the Head of Wardrobe for Pop-up Globe, and has been since their inception in 2015. She is designer for their 2018 season of Measure for Measure, and has had critical acclaim for her designs for their past shows Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.

Chantelle has been Wardrobe Supervisor for many productions in Auckland, and most recently supervised Billy Elliot for Auckland Theatre Company and Orpheus for The New Zealand Dance Company.

Her career in costume spans 20 years and has included designing Mary Stuart in London, making costumes for Game of Thrones, constructing space suits for The Martian, designing the feature film Insatiable Moon, as well as design and construction for all Tim Bray Productions (Theatre for Children) between 2006-2014.