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.

Spring Break Program registration opens at 10am on December 3


Spring Break Programs

All our Spring Break programming takes place at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, a custom-built arts hub that is home to the administrative offices and rehearsal spaces for Bard on the Beach and the Arts Club. We’re very excited to welcome you into this space where many local artists play and create.

Theatre Camp & Workshop early bird price: $475 if purchased before noon on January 15!

Theatre Camp

For participants in Grades 4-7

Shakespeare: Magic and Mischief

Shakespeare’s plays are filled with “merry wanderers of the night” who infuse their worlds with magic, trickery, and power. This week-long camp will explore these playful scenes – perfect for those that delight in a little trouble.

March 18 – 22 | 9am – 4pm
Presentation: Friday, March 22 at 3:00 pm *Family and friends invited!*
$475 (+$25 for drop-off at 8:30am and $45 for pick-up at 5:30pm)

Teen Workshop

For participants in Grades 8-12

Shakespeare: Action and Adventure

In many of Shakespeare’s plays, the characters find themselves facing a frontier – for some, freedom and fancy lie ahead while others confront difficult decisions that will change their lives completely. These adventures call upon courage and friendship, to discover the thrill of the unknown.

March 18 – 22 | 10am – 5pm
Presentation: Friday, March 22 at 3pm *Family and friends invited!*

Siblings? Register more than one family member to enjoy a 25% discount on the additional camp or workshop. Discount applied at checkout.

Summer Programs

During the summer, our camps and workshops take place on our two Festival stages under the tents in Vanier Park. Our participants get to experience a side of our Festival that many others don’t get to see—behind the scenes of the Bard Village.

Most of our camps and workshops are half-day sessions and run every day over the course of two weeks. During the sessions, participants will explore one of Shakespeare’s beloved plays – with a final showcase for family and friends!

Check back in the new year for more details about our summer camps and workshops for kids and teens!


Young Shakespeareans 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.

Learn More 

If you have any questions about Young Shakespeareans workshops, please email or phone 604.737.0625 ext. 262.

Young Shakespeareans generously supported by