Camp Shakespeare (Ages 10-18)

  • Camp Shakes students study with CSF professionals

  • Cymbeline, 2016

    Camp Shakespeareans perform on the Mary Rippon Outdoor stage
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2016

  • The Comedy of Errors, 2016

  • Macbeth, 2016

  • Troilus & Cressida, 2016

Registration now open for all 2017 summer Shakespeare camps!

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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 performance of The Taming of the Shrew 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 

To register for a specific class, click on the play title below.

Session One: May 30-June 26, 2017 (begins on a Tuesday)
9 am – 12 pm, Monday-Friday
Ages 10-13: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ages 14-18: Julius Caesar

Session Two: July 24-August 11, 2017
1 pm – 5 pm, Monday-Friday
Ages 10-12: The Taming of the Shrew
Ages 13-14: Hamlet

Ages 15-18: The Two Noble Kinsmen(this rarely-performed Shakespeare play, featuring CSF professional actors performing alongside the campers, will complete CSF's second time through the Shakespeare canon. By application only.) *The Two Noble Kinsmen class is full - follow the link above to be added to our waitlist.

Tuition: $900 
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

Registration is now open for all 2017 camps! CSF Education uses for camp registration and payment, which makes the process much smoother, allowing you to complete paperwork and payment (or payment plan) in a single transaction. Register here. Questions about the new process? 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
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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