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

Camp Shakespeare is an 18-year-old education program run by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Each summer, kids ages 10-18 come 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 the CSF production of The Comedy of Errors on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.

CSF will offer two sessions of Camp Shakespeare in the summer of 2016. Campers may register for Session One (May 31-June 27), Session Two (July 18-August 5) or both.  

Each session of Camp Shakespeare will culminate in free public performances on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre (Session One: Monday, June 27; Session Two: Friday, August 5) 

Camp Shakespeare 2016 Dates and Details 

Session One: May 31-June 27, 2016 (begins on a Tuesday)
9 a.m. – noon, Monday-Friday
Ages 10-13: Macbeth

Ages 14-18: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Session Two: July 18-August 5, 2016
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Ages 10-11: The Comedy of Errors

Ages 12-14: Troilus and Cressida - NOW FULL!!

Ages 15-18: Cymbeline   -  NOW FULL!!

Cost: $900 
Sign up for both sessions and receive $50 off second session. Sign up siblings and receive $50 off second child’s tuition. Call (303) 735-1181 for details.

Location: University Theatre Building

Registration and Payment

Enrollment is complete when a student completes registration/waivers and submitted payment in full. 

Step 1: Submit Paperwork
To register, please complete the online registration and waiver forms here. If you prefer to mail the forms, you may download the registration form and waiver here and mail the completed form to:
CSF Education & Outreach
Attn: Camp Shakespeare
277 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Step 2: Make Payment
Payment options:

  1. Mail a check payable to The Colorado Shakespeare Festival to the address above.
  2. Pay online here (subject to convenience fees). Select appropriate age group and session for your child. Camper must have reached minimum age requirement by first day of camp.
  3. Call (303) 492-1527 to pay over the phone (subject to convenience fees). 

Cancellation Policy

A full refund (less $50 registration fee) is available if CSF is notified in writing at least 60 days before the first day of camp. Participant receives 80% reimbursement (less $50 registration fee) if notification is received 30-60 days before camp. No refunds fewer than 30 days before camp.


CSF thanks the following organizations for supporting Camp Shakespeare:

White Wave Foods
Liner Law
Haynes and Boone
CSF Guild
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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