Groundlings (ages 7 – 10)

Spend your summer performing in High Park!

Shakespeare In Action in partnership with Canadian Stage is pleased to announce participants will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform on the grounds of Shakespeare in High Park thanks to the generous support of Shakespeare In High Park and Canadian Stage!

Does your child have a dramatic imagination? Love to perform? Love designing and building? Want to give them an unforgettable experience to meet new friends while exploring with professional staff and a group of talented young theatre-lovers!

Dates: July 2nd – July 12th / Groundlings (ages 7 – 10)

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $575 per child

Location: TBA (Will be located in the High Park Area close to TTC)

This year Shakespeare for Kids features the Groundlings and King’s Company camps! Children from across Toronto will come together for two weeks, to design, build, and perform in an adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays. 

The participants will get to learn what it takes to design costumes, sets, and props for their show with a professional designer while using creative skills and ingenuity. They will also be coached by the SIA team of professional artists to create a final performance for friends and family to be presented on the grounds of Shakespeare in High Park!


Groundlings: July 12th (3:00pm)
2019 Production: Macbeth


  • $575 per camper
  • EarlyBard Deadline: May 4th (Enter the promo code “EarlyBard” and save 10%)
  • Registering Siblings? FamilyBard deadline June 1st(Enter the promo code “FamilyBard” and save 15%)


If you would like to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing by Monday June 3, 2019. We will hold a $50 cancellation fee and refund the balance of your registration cost. After Monday June 3, 2019, there will be no refunds for cancellations.

Click here for information on the Shakespeare Senior Summer Program.


“I had learned some basic stuff in drama class and really loved it. The Shakespeare camp helped me to learn more. Now I know I want to be an actor.” Sarah, age 13

“The counselors were really nice and great to have as teachers.” Helena, age 14

“I used to be shy, but now I feel like I’ve done something difficult and I feel more able to try new things” . Mark, age 13

“I studied Shakespeare at school and it was soooo boring, but acting out the scenes helped it make sense. Now I can’t wait to do a new Shakespeare play in English.” Beth, age 15

“The camp was different every day. I learned to act and to be in my body more. I also learned to paint and sew.” Karen, age 13

“I love Shakespeare. I have studied many of the plays and have been to Stratford. I have never been in a Shakespeare play, though, and so this was a dream come true. I can’t wait to come back again next year and work on a new play. “ Sam, age 14

“Thanks for the camp. It was one of the best I’ve been to. I’ll never forget it, and I met so many amazing people.” Christina, age 14

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