Bard Education

Inspiring community through dynamic, engaging experiences of Shakespeare.


Summer Camps
Camps and workshops for children and teens led by professional theatre artists

Bard in Your Neighbourhood
Community partnerships bringing free programming to children and youth

Bard Youth Fest
Bring young people together to embark on a creative journey, and work on a short Shakespearean performance. Join others and perform at the Bard Youth Fest finale.



Bard for Life
Recreational workshops and classes for grown-up Shakespeare enthusiasts

Bard Studio
Free drop-in classes for emerging and established theatre professionals

Riotous Youth
Paid post-secondary internships with training, mentorship and experience in Shakespeare performance, teaching artistry, leadership and public speaking



Bard in the Classroom (including virtual options!)
Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom!

Student Group Bookings
Deeply discounted tickets to Festival performances for students and their teachers

FREE Resources for Teachers


Bard Access Fund

Helping to overcome barriers to experiencing Shakespeare.

Established by the Bard Volunteers in 2009, the Access Fund eliminates barriers to participating in Bard programming. Individuals, schools, and community organizations can apply for subsidized access to our Education programs and Festival events. The Fund also creates opportunities for more access by underwriting partnerships and initiatives to address community need.

Bard Education programs generously supported by

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  • Suzanne Bolton and Jefferson Mooney in support of Bard in Your Neighbourhood
  • The Richardson Family
  • The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
  • John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation
  • Special thanks to the supporters and guests of the Vancouver International Wine Festival’s Bacchanalia Gala for their support of Bard’s Education programs