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Students in Guadalajara, Mexico participating in a Shakespeare’s Villains workshops.
Our School Workshops bring an STC Teaching Artist to your classroom to engage students in the exploration of Shakespeare’s text, other classical works, or specific subjects and themes—all through performance!

NEW! Workshops for Visiting School Groups 

Are you visiting Washington, D.C. on a school field trip and are looking to immerse your students in the vibrant theatre scene that the District has to offer? Join us for a fun and interactive theatre workshop in our spaces!  

Previous Visiting School Groups include:

  • Christian Academy of Knoxville
  • Rodeph Sholom School
  • Kearsney College, South Africa
We look forward to hosting you! 

Shakespeare's Plays

Customized for the play of your choice. Select three topics to explore or provide a full experience with all five: 

The World of the Play
Explore the plot, characters, and themes of the play while making personal connections to the material. 

Performing Shakespeare’s Language
Investigate how Shakespeare uses language to tell stories and create characters by demystifying verse, prose, operative words, and iambic pentameter.

Acting and Scene Study
Practice classical acting techniques to activate heightened language and make bold, expressive acting choices individually and in collaboration with peers. 

Create visuals of the World of the Play using various approaches and informed by unique interpretations of the text. 

Rehearsal and Performance
Collaborate as an ensemble and with the Teaching Artist as director to put all the pieces together in a culminating classroom performance.  

Shakespeare for Young Audiences

Designed for Elementary Schools.  

Students explore in an active and creative manner stories and characters from one of Shakespeare’s magical plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, or Macbeth 

3-or-5-day Workshops offer creative play, theatre games, and art projects that introduce students to the joy of performing Shakespeare. Workshops are led by classically trained professional actors and educators who aim to inspire students’ physical, intellectual, and artistic development.


Shakespeare Then and Now

New for the 23-24 Season. Focused on previous STC Productions and include access to a filmed performance of the show. 

Student-centered workshops designed to give participants the opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s plays through a modern lens. With Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action as the foundation, students will draw personal connections, build community in the classroom, address social themes, and use Shakespeare to process, explain, and cope with the present.   

Informed by The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Social Justice Standards. 

Available in 3, 5, or 10 Workshops. 

Access to a professional performance recording is included.  To see performance options, click below.
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Shakespeare for English Language Learners

Shakespeare’s Villains 

Includes access to the recording of All The Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain with Spanish captioning and programming led by a bilingual STC Teaching Artist.   

Workshops focus on drawing personal connections to the material and opportunities for self-expression and language development through performance-based and writing activities.  


For 3 Workshops 

  • Title I Schools: $375 
  • Public and Charter Schools: $450 
  • Private Schools: $525 
For 5 Workshops 

  • Title I Schools: $625 
  • Public and Charter Schools: $750
  • Private Schools: $875 
For Shakespeare Then and Now Workshops, we offer 10 workshops that include the following: live interaction with an STC Teaching Artist, asynchronous content for further engagement, and access to performance recordings for the duration of the Workshop experience. Contact Schools@ShakespeareTheatre.org for more information and pricing.  

Each Workshop is designed to last 1 hour for a group of up to 30 students.