Shakespeare Senior Summer Program

This is a 2-week intensive training program in stage and film performance. Professional actors and directors lead workshops in theatre and film techniques. No drama or performance experience is required. Participants rehearse and perform one of Shakespeare’s more challenging plays. Teens are encouraged to develop their own interpretations of Shakespeare’s works to create and showcase a multi-media performance.

  • Ages: 11-14
  • Dates: Weekdays, Monday, July 17th to Friday, July 28th 2017
  • Location: TBA
  • Focus Play: TBA
  • Work with a professional actor
  • Act, sing, improvise, design sets and costumes
  • Build confidence
  • Make new friends
  • Step into the spotlight!


9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and warm-up
9:15 – 10:15 – Voice and movement work
10:15 – 10:30 – Break & snack
10:30 – 11:30 – Choral, text, and scene work
11:30 – 12:15 – Lunch
12:15 – 1:45 – Play development and rehearsal
1:45 – 2:00 – Break & snack
2:00 – 4:00 – Set, costume, and prop design
4:00 – Campers head home


  • $575 per camper
  • Early Bard Deadline: Friday April 7, 2017 (Enter the promo code “EarlyBard” and save 10%)
  • Registering Siblings? Use the promo code “EarlyBardFamily.” After April 8, use “FamilyBard.”


Recommend a new camper to the Shakespeare Young Company for Teens summer training program and receive $50 off your registration fee when they sign up!*

*Maximum 2 recommendations per camper.


If you would like to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing by Friday June 2, 2017. We will hold a $50 cancellation fee and refund the balance of your registration cost. After Friday June 2, 2017, there will be no refunds for cancellations.

Click here for information on  the Shakespeare Junior 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