Young Shakespeareans

“All the world’s a stage”, even if it’s in your living room!



To support our community in these challenging times, we’re offering FREE digital camps & workshops in summer 2020. Our team has adapted our beloved Young Shakespeareans program to invite new ways of exploring Shakespeare, performance, and play—we can’t wait to share them with you! SIGN UP now to join our professional actors on this collaborative, creative adventure!

Check our our NEW SCHEDULE and updated policies below.

This program is generously supported by 


Digital Young Shakespeareans sessions are free and spaces are limited. Follow this checklist to make sure your registration is complete! If a workshop appears to be full, click here to put your name on our waitlist.

  1. Create your patron login
  2. Enter payment info in your account. Digital sessions are FREE, and we will not charge you for your registration. Note: please see below for details on Cancellation Deadlines and our “no-show” fee
  3. Select the camp/workshop of your choice by clicking the REGISTER button beside the listing in the schedule below.
  4. Check your inbox – we’ll have more details to share about your digital camp/workshop soon!


2020 Cancellation Deadlines

Please email Katie Johnstone, Education Coordinator, if you need to release your spot at least 7 days before your session begins. There is a $75 “no-show” fee applied if you are absent without notifying us by the deadlines below.


Why the “no-show” fee?

The $75 fee will be directed to the Education Bursary, which allows us to offer free and subsidized programming for our community. When someone neglects to notify us that they are releasing their spot in a camp/workshop, they are in effect holding the spot from another person and altering the experience of those that do show up. If you notify us that you’re releasing your spot at least seven days before the session begins (see below), you will not be charged.


Jul 6–10 10:00-12:30pm 8-13yrs A Midsummer Night’s Dream WAITING LIST
Jul 13–17 10:00-12:30pm 13-18yrs Julius Caesar WAITING LIST
Jul 20–24 10:00-12:30pm 8-13yrs Play-Making WAITING LIST
Jul 27–31 10:00-12:30pm 13-18yrs World-Building WAITING LIST
Aug 17–21 10:00-12:30pm 8-13yrs The Tempest WAITING LIST
Aug 24–28 10:00-12:30pm 13-18yrs Hamlet WAITING LIST


Young Shakespeareans Bursary Information

For summer 2020, we’re offering FREE digital camps and workshops.

For paid programming, families can apply for our Bursary Fund. 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.