Young Shakespeareans Workshops

Welcome to the Young Shakespeareans 2015!

Join our troupe of Young Shakespeareans for an unforgettable theatrical adventure!

For over twenty years our Young Shakespearean Workshops have inspired, nurtured and encouraged the dreams of children and teens from ages eight to eighteen. Professional actors from our company bring Shakespeare’s words to life through coaching in voice, movement and dialogue, and with activities designed to boost confidence and foster collaborative relationships. We want our Young Shakespeareans to gain ease with the language, passion for the text and friendships that last long beyond the summer.

All workshops take place on the Bard stages and culminate in a presentation for family and friends. Every registration includes complimentary tickets -- for the Young Shakespearean and a guest – to a Bard Mainstage matinee performance on the weekend of the presentation. If you wish to purchase additional tickets for this performance, please do so well in advance so that your party has a better chance of being seated together – contact Chantal Lyons-Stevenson at 604.739.0559 or

REGISTRATION: New this year, workshop registration will be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis, beginning Monday, February 23 at 8am PST. Registration can be completed ONLINE through our website, or by PHONE through our Box Office at 604-739-0559. Online registration will require payment in full via VISA or MASTERCARD. If you would like to pay a deposit at registration, and the balance two weeks before the workshop start date, or if you would like to pay by cheque, please register by calling our Box Office at 604-739-0559. Before you register, please read the Registration Procedures Info Sheet. The full schedule of workshops can also be found here.

BURSARIES: Need-based bursaries are available, and can cover a portion of workshop fees. Bursary applicants should register by phone and pay the deposit as directed above. Information and Application forms can be found here. Completed Bursary forms must be received by March 5th.

Should a bursary application be unsuccessful and the registrant is unable to participate in the workshop, their deposit will be fully refunded.

If you would like to contribute to the bursary fund and help increase access to this extraordinary program, please click here

RIOTOUS YOUTH: We are thrilled to announce that our Riotous Youth Program will continue for its second year! A program for former Young Shakespeareans aged 19-24 years, Riotous Youth gives young people the opportunity to assist Young Shakespearean teaching artists, deliver pre-show talks to patrons, participate in weekly classes, prepare their own Shakespeare-inspired piece to be presented to family, friends and the Bard company, and receive an honorarium. For more information click here.

We look forward to seeing you this summer for some comedy, tragedy, history or romance with the Young Shakespeareans of 2015!

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on...”

Luisa Jojic
Young Shakespeareans Coordinator

Chantal Lyons-Stevenson
Young Shakespeareans Registrar