Camp Shakespeare (Ages 10-18)

Don't you need some Shakespeare in your summer?

Camp Shakespeare is a 16-year-old education program run by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Each summer, kids ages 10-18 come to CU-Boulder’s campus and study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups of 16, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play. 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 are coached by a Voice, Speech & Text expert on enunciation, diction and clarity, which will aid them on and off stage. 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.

Due to popular demand, and a lengthy waiting list, two sessions of Camp Shakespeare are now available in the summer of 2014. Students may register for one or both sessions. Returning campers have registration priority through December 1. 

Camp Shakespeare 2014 Dates and Details

Session One: June 2-30, 9am-12pm (NOW FULL)
Final performance on the Mary Rippon Stage: Monday, June 30 at 6pm
6pm: The Tempest (ages 10-13, directed by Alex Esola, assisted by Hana Christenson) 
7pm: Hamlet (ages 14-18, directed by Jamie Ann Romero, assisted by Brendan Milove) 

Session Two: July 21-August 8, 1pm-5pm (NOW FULL)
Final performance on the Mary Rippon Stage: Friday, August 8 at 6pm
6pm: The Comedy of Errors (ages 10-12, directed by Audra Blaser, assisted by Brendan Milove)
6:45pm: The Merry Wives of Windsor (ages 13-15, directed by Kyra Lindsay, assisted by Stephanie Spector)
7:30pm: Henry IV part 1 (ages 15-18, directed by Alex Esola, assisted by Hana Christenson)

Tuition: $850 (before April 1)  $900 after April 1

Discounts available for siblings and multi-sessions. Call (303) 492-1973 for details.

To Register 

Pay by credit card using link below, or make check payable to "Colorado Shakespeare Festival"


Download Registration Form
When completed, mail to CSF EDUCATION / 277 UCB / BOULDER CO 80309
Scanned forms may be emailed to 


CSF Education would like to thank the following for their support of Camp Shakespeare:

CSF Guild
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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