Camp Shakespeare (Ages 10-18)

  • Much Ado About Nothing, Camp Shakespeare 2015

  • Henry V, Camp Shakespeare 2015

  • Hamlet, Camp Shakespeare 2014

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Camp Shakespeare 2014

  • Campers perform Henry IV Part 1 under a full moon in August 2014

  • The Comedy of Errors, Camp Shakespeare 2014

Camp Shakespeare

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 10-18 to CU-Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging, and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF production on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.

CSF will offer two sessions of Camp Shakespeare in the summer of 2017. Campers may register for Session One (May 30-June 26), Session Two (July 24-August 11) or both.  

Each session of Camp Shakespeare will culminate in free public performances on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre (Session One: Monday, June 26; Session Two: Friday, August 11) 

Camp Shakespeare 2017 Dates and Details 

Session One: May 30-June 26, 2017 (begins on a Tuesday)
9 a.m. – noon, Monday-Friday
Ages 10-13: Play title TBA
Ages 14-18: Play title TBA

Session Two: July 24-August 11, 2017
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Ages 10-12: Play title TBA
Ages 13-14: Play title TBA

Ages 15-18: Play title TBA

Earlybird Tuition (before April 1): $850 
Sign up for both sessions and receive $50 off second session. Sign up siblings and receive $50 off second child’s tuition. 

Location: University Theatre Building

Registration and Payment

Beginning October 31, registration is available for returning campers only. Registration for new campers begins December 1. Questions? Call (303) 735-1181.

Cancellation Policy

Sometimes plans change—if yours do after you sign up, please keep in mind the following: All tuition includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee, and all cancellations must be in writing (this includes email). If you cancel 60+ days before Camp starts, you will receive a full refund (less registration/late fees). 30+ days before Camp, you will receive an 80% refund (less registration/late fees). Fewer than 30 days before Camp, there are no refunds. 


CSF thanks the following organizations for supporting Camp Shakespeare:

White Wave Foods
Haynes and Boone
Dorothy and Antony Riddle Foundation
Debra Ordway of Beyond the Horizon Foundation, Inc. and Theatrical Costumes, Etc.

Want to help? You can make a donation directly to CSF Education! Gifts to Education provide tuition scholarships for camps and theatre classes, and subsidies for schools, performances, and workshops.

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