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 open soon for Fall, Winter and Spring Young Shakespeareans!
Open to participants 8-18 years of age.

Young Shakespeareans: Fall Fling!

Sunday afternoons 1 – 4:30pm
At the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W 1st Ave
$50/session, or all three for $125
To register for all 3 sessions in the series for $125, click here.

Play On!
Sunday, October 15, 1pm – 4:30pm
Participants will jump into playing Shakespeare with both feet in the session that’s perfect for beginners and experienced alike. Using theatre games, improvisation and Shakespeare’s text, we’ll share essential actors’ skills in an energetic, playful environment. Register Now
Follow Your Spirit!
Sunday, October 22, 1pm – 4:30pm
This session explores conflict, both in language and in action, and how we create that on stage in safe and effective ways. Starting with minor slights, and progressing to full-blown insults and eventually to all-out battle, we’ll learn the basics of stage combat in the context of playing Shakespeare. Register Now
Mark the Music!
Sunday, October 29, 1pm – 4:30pm
Shakespeare’s plays are full of music, as characters often play instruments, sing songs or even simply hear ‘heavenly music’. Join Anton Lipovetsky (The Merry Wives of WindsorRomeo & JulietCymbelineEquivocation) in exploring how we can make music together to enhance the story — no experience necessary! Register Now


Young Shakespeareans: Winter Will

Saturday afternoons 1pm – 4:30pm
January 13 – March 10 (no session on February 10)
At the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 W 1st Ave
$275 for 8 sessions
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) 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: