Young Shakespeareans Workshops

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

For over twenty years our Young Shakespeareans Workshops have inspired, nurtured, and encouraged the dreams of children and teens from ages eight to eighteen. Professional actors from our company help participants 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 workshop.


Regular summer workshops are two weeks long, Monday to Friday (including holidays), at the Festival site in Vanier Park, with a final presentation on the final Saturday or Sunday morning. The Senior Intensive workshop, for students aged 15-18, runs for one week only.

We are now accepting registrations for summer workshops on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.

Each registration includes two complimentary passes to attend a BMO Mainstage performance (schedule below). If you would like to purchase additional tickets, please call our Box Office at 604-739-0559. 

CLICK HERE to download a summer registration form and schedule

Forms can be submitted by:

  • Scanning and emailing to
  • Mail, or in-person drop-off, to the BMO Theatre Centre, 201-162 West 1st Ave., Vancouver, V5Y 0H6. Drop-off hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need assistance with registration, please call 604-737-0625 ext. 243.


FALL WORKSHOPS will also be coming to the BMO Theatre Centre, Saturdays from mid-October to mid-December 2016. Click here to sign up for our YSW Newsletter, so you’ll be the first to know when more information is available. 


Bursaries will be available for these sessions. Bursary applicants must complete a registration form as well as a bursary application form. The form is available at, along with more information on bursaries. This form must be received by the registration draw deadline in order for a bursary application to be entered in the lottery selection.

If you have any questions about Young Shakespeareans Workshops, please contact Alison Knight, YSW Registrar, at or 604-737-0625 ext. 275.  

Young Shakespeareans Workshops generously supported by