Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

...are going virtual this summer!

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Thank you to all who made Virtual Shakespeare Camp a success! 
We'll post information about upcoming programs as soon as it's available. To get updated as soon as possible, sign our contact list and indicate which program(s) you are interested in.

Until it is safe to gather and share stories in shared space again, we're excited about this new way to help fulfill our mission of making Shakespeare available to all!

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Virtual Shakespeare Camps use Zoom and other distance-bridging technologies to provide a mixture of live online instruction and offline projects for a full-day Shakespeare Camp experience. Campers enrolled in Shakespeare Players Camp or Upstart Crows Camp will receive tailored and carefully crafted programs to move their bodies, challenge their minds, and ignite their imaginations, and always, camp ends with a performance on the final day -- this time, from the comfort of your own home! 

Camps run from 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday, for two weeks.
Please note: aftercare activities are not available for virtual camp sessions.

Students (ages 7-18) learn all about Shakespeare's theatre in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Campers are taught by theatre practitioners who lead interactive classes in Shakespeare's poetry, clowning traditions, and stage combat. The camp culminates in a final performance of an abridged Shakespeare play for family and friends. Visit our FAQ page for additional information!

This page will be updated frequently with practical details and information, so please check back often. For immediate questions about your enrollment, please email our Education Department.

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Shakespeare Players Camp (Ages 7-13)

Our two-week Shakespeare Players Camp offers students the chance to stage a classic Shakespeare play. For summer of 2020 Shakespeare Players will be staging online productions of The Witches' Brew and Macbeth. Choose from among five two-week virtual camp sessions, starting in June and running into early August.

Upstart Crows Camp (Ages 12-18)

Teen actors delve deeply into the world of Shakespearean performance in our Upstart Crows programs.  During the summer, SF Shakes offers teen camps throughout the Bay Area that culminate in a student production of King Lear.  Over the spring and fall, Upstart Crows Saturdays produce a Shakespeare play over the course of 10-12 weeks in San Francisco. 

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (Ages 13-18)

The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (ASW) is an audition-based summer conservatory program that features advanced training in acting methodologies. Classes meet Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. Enrollment for summer 2020 has closed. Please email or add your name to the wait list to receive notice of future sessions.