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Camp Shakespeare

Online registration for Camp Shakespeare is now closed. Please call the Education Hotline at 202-547-5688 to register.

Two-week performance intensives June 16–August 9

During this two-week summer camp, young actors dive head first into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare. Under the guidance of theatre professionals, participants unravel his plays with text analysis; transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisation work; wage battles against mortal enemies with stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theatre techniques. To culminate each session, participants stage a performance for friends and family at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Join STC for a dynamic and dramatic summer camp experience, perfect for any budding performer or Shakespeare lover.

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

Age Groups

Poppets 7-8
Groundlings 9-11
Young Players 12-14
King's Company 15-18

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

Summer Camp Day: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Performance times vary by program

Three-Week Advanced Camp June 30–July 19


Advanced Camp invites returning participants to experience an actor’s journey from audition to performance.

Participants will delve deeper into the text by focusing on one character’s emotional journey, challenging even the most experienced camper with advanced movement and acting techniques from our Academy for Classical Acting.  The advanced ensemble produces a fully realized Shakespeare production which culminates in three public performances in the Forum at Sidney Harman Hall. Acceptance into Advanced Camp is by audition only.

Register by January 18 and receive $50 off!