Young Shakespeareans

For over twenty years, our Young Shakespeareans Workshops have inspired, nurtured, and encouraged the dreams of children and teens from ages eight to eighteen. Professional actors from our company help participants bring Shakespeare’s words to life through coaching in voice, movement and dialogue, and with activities designed to boost confidence and foster collaborative relationships. We want our Young Shakespeareans to gain ease with the language, passion for the text and friendships that last long beyond the workshop.

Summer Young Shakespeareans Schedule Now Available!

Workshops for children and teens on the Bard on the Beach stages under the tents in Vanier Park.

Young Shakespeareans Workshop Summer Schedule

Please note: if your first choice of workshop is full at the time of registration, please email Alison Knight with the registration details: participant name, participant age, workshop date, play title and a daytime phone number.


Start Date Time Play Presentation Date
(Presentations are at 10:30am)

Junior Workshops, Grades 3 – 7 ($400)

July 3 9:30am – 12:30pm The Comedy of Errors July 15 Register Now
July 10 2pm – 5pm Hamlet July 22 Register Now
July 24 9:30am – 12:30pm The Tempest August 6 Register Now
July 24 2pm – 5pm As You Like It August 6 Register Now
August 7 9:30am – 12:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream August 20 Register Now
August 7 2pm – 5pm Macbeth August 20 Register Now
August 21 9:30am – 12:30pm Romeo and Juliet September 3 Register Now
August 21 2pm – 5pm Twelfth Night September 3 Register Now


Start Date Time Play Presentation Date
(Presentations are at 10:30am)

Senior Workshops, Grades 8 – 12 ($485)

July 3 1pm – 5pm As You Like It July 16 Register Now
July 10 9:30am – 1:30pm Richard III July 23 Register Now
July 24 1pm – 5pm Romeo and Juliet August 5 Register Now
July 24 9:30am – 1:30pm Hamlet August 5 Register Now
August 7 1pm – 5pm Twelfth Night August 19 Register Now
August 7 9:30am – 1:30pm Henry V August 19 Register Now
August 21 1pm – 5pm Macbeth September 2 Register Now
August 21 9:30am – 1:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream September 2 Register Now

One Week Sr. Intensive Workshop, Ages 15 – 18 ($485)

July 17 9:30am – 5pm The War of the Roses (from Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays) July 23 Register Now

Young Shakespeareans Bursary Information

Bursaries for Young Shakespeareans 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 Young Shakespeareans 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.

If you have any questions about Young Shakespeareans Workshops, please contact Alison Knight, Education Assistant, at or 604.737.0625 ext. 275.

Young Shakespeareans Workshops generously supported by: