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David Bellwood

David Bellwood

Access Manager, Shakespeare’s Globe

David has worked in theatre for over 15 years, having started as a dancer in the world tour of Riverdance. He is Access Manager at Shakespeare’s Globe, where he is responsible for physical and cognitive access to theatre productions and educational work for patrons, students, volunteers and staff.

He is the chairperson at Deafinitely Theatre, a Deaf-led ACE NPO, as well as arts lead on the Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, working on infrastructural and social changes in the community to aid those living with dementia. He is an advocate for the inclusion of performers who are deaf, disabled and neurodivergent and works with several companies to promote inclusive work. On behalf of Shakespeare’s Globe, David was recently awarded the Leonard Cheshire award for Most Inclusive Employer.

About Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned performing arts venue, cultural attraction and education centre located on the bank of the River Thames in London, UK. They celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment.

Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, their diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all.