Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom

Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your classroom! Actors from Bard Education will share their enthusiasm and insights about performing Shakespeare.

Please note: we are fully booked for the 2020/2021 school year. Thank you for your interest! Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom will return in September 2021.


Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.

When: available school days, between the hours of 9:30 am – 4 pm

Length: 45 minutes long

Cost: $125

What: your choice of interactive session, either Ask an Actor or An Actor at Work 

Select a session

Ask an Actor 

This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare. A Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage.

An Actor at Work

Our Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

Request a Session

  1. Request a session by submitting the request form below
  2. We’ll email you to confirm whether we can meet your request
  3. Explore at Home” with our supplementary resources to prepare your students for the session
  4. A Teaching Artist and a member of the Bard Education team will join your class as guests on your school’s digital platform as scheduled.

Supplementary Resources 

Check out our FREE Explore at Home resources to support your students’ asynchronous learning before and after your session.


For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at

Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom is generously supported by