Young Shakespeareans

“All the world’s a stage”, and it’s yours to take!

Every summer, kids and teens bring their take on Shakespeare to our iconic Festival stages. SIGN UP now and join them in putting on a Shakespeare play, coached by professional actors!

Whether you’re new to Shakespeare or you know the plays by heart, here’s your chance to get creative, have fun, and make Shakespeare your own!

See below for registration details, our 2020 schedule, and more!

Video & Photos


Summer Young Shakespeareans | Photos by Joe Biegel


Registration for Summer 2020 Camps & Workshops is now open. Our Young Shakespeareans theatre camps and workshops fill up quickly! To secure your spot in your preferred session, follow the checklist below.


  1. I have created my patron account. Hint: do this in advance to save time during registration if you don’t have an account already!
  2. I have selected the camp/workshop of my choice by clicking the REGISTER button beside the camp/workshop listing in the schedule below.
  3. I have completed payment for the child/teen’s spot in the camp or workshop, or submitted my bursary application form.
  4. I have submitted the Participant Form.

Waiting List

If the camp/workshop appears sold out, please complete this form to be put on a waiting list. If a spot opens up, we will contact the person at the top of the waiting list with the exception of last-minute cancellations (within 72hrs of the first day of the camp/workshop). In that case, we will contact the full waiting list in attempt to fill the spot ASAP.

Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for transfers (based on availability); please phone Katie Johnstone at 604.737.0625 ext. 262.

  • Full refund, if cancelled via email by May 31. Email:
  • 50% of the fees are refundable after May 31, until 2 weeks prior to the start of your session.
  • No refund within 2 weeks of the start of your session.



Participant must have completed grade 3 or have turned 8 before the start of the camp.

TEEN WORKSHOPS: ages 13-18

Participant must have completed grade 7 or have turned 13 before the start of the workshop.


For descriptions of the plays, click here.

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 17
JUNIOR 9am-12:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream $495 REGISTER
TEEN 1:30pm-5pm Julius Caesar $495 REGISTER
Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 31
JUNIOR 9am-12:30pm Hamlet $495 REGISTER
TEEN 9am – 12:30pm Macbeth $495 REGISTER
JUNIOR 1:30pm-5pm Twelfth Night $495 REGISTER
TEEN 1:30pm-5pm Bard on Film $495 REGISTER
Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 21
JUNIOR 9am-12:30pm Macbeth $495 REGISTER
TEEN 9am-12:30pm Richard III $495 REGISTER
JUNIOR 1:30pm-5pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream $495 REGISTER
TEEN 1:30pm-5pm Romeo & Juliet $495 REGISTER
Monday, August 24 – Friday, September 4
JUNIOR 9am-12:30pm The Tempest $495 REGISTER
TEEN 9am-12:30pm A Midsummer Night’s Dream $495 REGISTER
JUNIOR 1:30pm-5pm Julius Caesar $495 REGISTER
TEEN 1:30pm-5pm Hamlet $495 REGISTER


  • Each Young Shakespearean receives 2 complimentary tickets to a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream during our 2020 Festival, PLUS a free Young Shakespeareans t-shirt!
  • Enjoy a 25% discount for any additional camps/workshops purchased this summer for the participant or for siblings.
  • Full Day Options: We offer 25% off the afternoon camp and FREE lunchtime supervision for Junior theatre camps participants.
  • Before & After Care provided for Junior theatre camps at a nominal charge.


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.