Bard for Life

“Rouse up thy youthful blood, be valiant and live!”
Richard II

Get up on your feet and play Shakespeare with Bard for Life. In these weekly evening workshops, you’ll be part of a small group of adults exploring Shakespeare as actors do, in a supportive atmosphere, aided and abetted by the folks at Bard on the Beach. Here’s your chance to bring Shakespeare’s words to life and into your life – no experience necessary! Think of it as the Young-at-Heart Shakespeareans, and give yourself permission to play.


Bard for Life: Winter Will

A progressive series of sessions in which participants explore and rehearse an abridged version of a Shakespeare play, supported by members of the Bard Company. $255 for all 10 sessions.

Wednesday evenings, January 10 – March 14, 6:30pm – 9pm Register Now


Bard for Life Bursary Information

Bursaries for Bard for Life Workshops are prioritized according to financial need; limited funds are available, and application does not guarantee assistance.

The completion of the Bursary Application Form does not register you for a workshop.

Bursary applications are held in confidence, and complete information is accessible only to the Education Registrar. The Bursary Committee will review materials with the applicants’ names removed and will determine awards based entirely on demonstrated financial need and the availability of bursary funds.

Bursary applicants need to provide the following documents:

Please submit these documents by email to, or mailed attn: Bursary Administrator, Bard on the Beach, 201-162 West 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6.

You will be notified of results via email.