Camp Shakespeare

View the Camp Shakespeare 2021 brochure here


Every summer, Shakespeare Theatre Company gives students between the ages of 7 and 18 the chance to dive into the world of one of the most celebrated playwrights in history: William Shakespeare. For summer 2021, our popular in-person camps are returning to Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Virtual Camp Shakespeare sessions are also available for each age group.

We offer one-week sessions for Poppets (ages 78) and two-week camps for Groundlings (ages 911), Young Players (ages 1214), and King’s Company (ages 1518). For returning Young Players and King’s Company, we offer a three-week Intensive. Our age groups are based on the optimum peer groups for creating positive, collaborative ensembles.

At Camp Shakespeare, students will:

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

Our Commitment to Inclusion:

Virtual 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.

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If you have any questions regarding Camp Shakespeare, please contact New Generations Manager, Julane Havens, at jhavens@ShakespeareTheatre.org