Bard for Life

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

Give yourself permission to play! In these weekly evening workshops, you’ll join other adults who dream of bringing Shakespeare’s words to life– no experience necessary! Current and past Bard actors will work with you and share their favourite tools and techniques, as you explore Shakespeare’s beloved plays and speeches and make discoveries of your own along the way.

Winter 2019: The Players

12 Weekly Sessions
Jan 9-Mar 27, 6:30–9pm

Registration now closed. Check back in the summer for information on our weekly fall sessions.
In this 12-week session, the Bard for Life ensemble will explore, rehearse and perform an abridged Shakespeare comedy. As always, there will be an emphasis on discovery, collaboration and play as participants assume a role and take the stage together.

Spring 2019: The Plays

Bi-Weekly Sessions
April 10, 24, May 9, 23; 6:30–8pm
$15/session or $50 for all four*

MAY 23
This new spring series honours the more academic impulse to investigate and discuss Shakespeare together. Each individual session will focus on a different play from the 2019 Festival season.

*Package discount applied automatically at checkout once all four sessions are in cart.

Bard for Life Bursary Information

Established in 2009 by the Bard Volunteers, the fund helps individuals, families, schools and organizations overcome financial barriers to participation in our programs.

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