Camp Shakespeare

If you can act Shakespeare, you can act anything.
– Michael Kahn, Artistic Director

Every summer, the Shakespeare Theatre Company gives students between the ages of 7 and 18 the chance to dive into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare.

We offer one-week sessions for Poppets (ages 7-8) and two-week sessions for Groundlings (ages 9-11), Young Players (ages 12-14) and King’s Company (ages 15-18). For returning Young Players and King’s Company, we offer a three-week Advanced Camp.

Camp Day

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
Performance times vary by program

At Camp Shakespeare, students will:

  • Transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice and movement work
  • Unravel Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis
  • Develop fundamental acting skills
  • Learn the basics of stage combat
  • Perform for friends and family onstage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

 Our Commitment to Inclusion:

Camp Shakespeare provides a safe and supportive environment for everyone regardless of ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, cultural background, national origin, citizenship, faith, ideology, and income. Together we ensure that everyone feels secure and has the opportunity to build confidence in the power of their own voice, imagination and artistic ability with dignity. We endeavor to create a fully inclusive culture that values equality and fosters respect for all people while we collaborate to explore and perform Shakespeare’s plays.

Age Groups

Our age groups are based on the optimum peer groups for creating positive, collaborative ensembles.