We celebrate the glorious ingenuity that young people bring to Shakespeare exploration and performance. Through these programs, we encourage collaboration, compassion, and self-expression. No experience necessary to participate!


Summer Camps
Children and teens play Shakespeare with guidance from professional theatre artists, on our Festival stages at Sen̓áḵw.

Bard Youth Fest
Bring young people together to embark on a creative journey, and develop a Shakespeare-inspired piece to perform at the Bard Youth Fest finale.

Bard in Your Neighbourhood
Bard partners with community organizations to bring free workshops and residencies to their location. 

Bard Access Fund
Established in 2009 by the Bard Volunteers, the fund helps individuals, families, schools and organizations overcome financial barriers to participation in our programs. We currently raise and distribute more than $30,000/year.