Youth & Teen Classes

Youth & Teen Classes

Students ages 6 to 18 explore in an active and creative manner stories and characters from Shakespeare’s plays, study the fundamentals of acting and design, and contribute their thoughts and ideas to performances for friends and family. All classes are led by classically trained professional actors and educators who aim to inspire students’ physical, intellectual, and artistic development.

Registration for Fall in-person and online classes now available.


Virtual coaching sessions available by appointment.

Looking for summer opportunities? Check out CAMP SHAKESPEARE!

If you have any questions regarding Classes for Youth and Teens, please email Classes@ShakespeareTheatre.org.

HEALTH AND SAFETY for In-Person Classes:

All students must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person Classes at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Shakespeare Theatre Company accepts the following methods for proving vaccination, which must be presented along with a photo ID:
Students who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (weekly), which must be presented along with a photo ID or a parent or legal guardian to confirm their identity.

Masks are optional for staff and students. Students should bring at least one face mask with them to class in case it is needed. STC reserves the right to require mask wearing of its staff and students and will communicate changes in policy promptly to everyone.

Youth Classes (Ages 6–11) Starting November 5

Teen Classes (Ages 12–18) Starting November 5

Scholarship


In order to make our classes accessible to everyone, need-based scholarships are available.

Please fill out the scholarship application and email it to Classes@ShakespeareTheatre.org. Applications should be submitted at least one week before the class you plan to attend.

Virtual coaching sessions


Need help finding an audition monologue? Looking for feedback on your performance? Curious how an actor brings one of Shakespeare’s soliloquies to life? An STC Teaching Artist is here to help!

You can book a virtual coaching session—or a customized series of sessions —
by emailing your name, contact information, preferred meeting times, and goals for the session(s) to Classes@ShakespeareTheatre.org.

Coaching sessions are $25 for 30 minutes. Open to all students ages 9–18.

Our Commitment to Inclusion


Classes for Youth and Teens at STC 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.

Refund Policy


If you are unable to attend a class for any reason (including weather), no refunds or exchanges will be provided. STC rarely cancels events due to inclement weather. If STC cancels a class for any reason, including inclement weather, we will email you. We will make every best effort to reschedule the class at a time convenient for the instructor and the majority of the students, but tuition is non-refundable.

If you are no longer able to attend the class as scheduled, please submit a written request to Classes@ShakespeareTheatre.org. 50% will be refunded if registration is withdrawn until one week prior to the first scheduled class. Starting a week prior to the first scheduled class, TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE.