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.

Registration now open for Winter and Spring Young Shakespeareans!
Open to participants 8-18 years of age.

Young Shakespeareans: Winter Will

Sunday afternoons 1 – 4:30pm
January 14 – March 11 (no session on February 11)
At the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W 1st Ave
$275 for 8 sessions

Speak the Speech!
Offered for grades 4-7 and 8-12
In this progressive series of workshops, participants will explore selected speeches from a variety of Shakespeare plays, delving into the meaning, the images and the details of the text and making the language their own. The series will culminate in a group presentation for family and friends. Register Now


Young Shakespeareans: Spring Break Camp

9:30am – 5pm Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23
At the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W 1st Ave
$400 (+$50 for 8:30am drop-off | +$25 for 5:30pm pick-up)

Shakespeare Tapestry
Offered for grades 4-7 and 8-12
While he may be the most famous literary figure in the Western world, Shakespeare was first and foremost a man of the theatre. In this one-week, full-day program, participants will experience Shakespeare’s language as scripts for performance. Through playful activities, children and teens will develop skills in voice, movement, acting, creative thinking and collaboration, while making some of Shakespeare’s most memorable language their own. Participants will share their discoveries in an informal presentation for families and friends on the final day. Register for the Jr. Workshop
Register for the Sr. Workshop

Young Shakespeareans: Summer

2018 Summer workshop schedule will be available in January.

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 send an email to or phone 604.737.0625 ext. 243.

Young Shakespeareans Workshops generously supported by: