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.

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
Age Groups

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

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