Shakespeare Drama Camps

Theater Games, Performance Training and Play Production

Performance-based Programs for Kids of All Ages


Join us in July and August for an exciting journey into Shakespeare’s language, characters and plays. Our two- and four-week camps are theater experiences that immerse young people of all ages in the art and craft of acting, and the terms and techniques used to create Shakespeare’s plays.

  • Theater games
  • Outrageous fun
  • Stage Combat & Clown Skills
  • Inspired silliness
  • Movement and Dance

Our two-week camps end with a rousing performance of Shakespeare’s work adapted by our teaching artists and created by students for family and friends.

Come join us for some genuine Summer fun, while immersing yourself in the most amazing language ever written in English.

Our 2017 camps will run July 17-28 in the mornings (9am to noon).

Please fill out your sign-up form today (Financial Aid Form also available).

Shakesperience — ages 5 to 7
An introduction to theatre through arts activities and free-play

Shakesperience for the very young combines active play with stories, poetry, music, games, movement, hands-on projects and free-play.

A two-week day camp; July 17-28 —Monday – Friday, 9:00 -12:00; $225

Shakesperience — ages 8 to 11
Experience theatre through Shakespeare performance, theatre games, and activities

This theatre camp is back for its 14th year as it leads 8-12 year olds on an exciting journey into the fascinating world of Shakespeare and theater. Lots of fun, games, improvisation, and bringing Shakespeare’s colorful characters and plays to life on the stage.

A two-week day camp; July 17-28 — Monday – Friday, 9:00 -12:00; $225

Shakesperience — ages 12 to 15
Voice, movement & stage technique; Combat & Elizabethan Dance; Performance

Shakesperience takes theatre-loving teens on a dynamic exploration of Shakespeare’s words, stories, and themes. Improv, clowning, text, and even some stage combat provide keys to theatrical adventure and summer fun.

A two-week day camp; July 17-28 — Monday – Friday, 9:00 -12:00; $225

Young Players Practicum — Age 13 & up
Advanced training and participation in our August production

Our Young Players Practicum is designed for young actors ages 13 and up who want to explore new acting challenges and participate in a professional Shakespeare production. With limited enrollment, this four-week program kicks off with a three afternoons of individualized, intensive acting training, followed by participation in Henry IV. Areas of instruction include monologue and/or scene study, stage voice development, text tools for examining Shakespeare’s verse, stage combat, clown and period dance and movement.

A four-week program of professional theatre; July 17-August 13

4 weeks – afternoons, 1:00 – 5:00 and some weekends; $395