Bard in the Classroom

Bring Shakespeare’s words to life and into the lives of your students with Bard Education. Active, engaging, and energetic, Bard in the Classroom gives students first-hand experience in the art of playing Shakespeare.

And teachers, for your own first-hand experience of playing Shakespeare in the classroom click here for Bard in the Classroom: Professional Development for School Teachers.

Shakespeare: In Action 

The ideal way to support your Shakespeare unit, these workshops give students the chance to play Shakespeare with our professional teaching artists through the use of voice, movement, and acting exercises. Workshops can focus on the story, the imagery or the language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare. They can be up to 90 minutes long.

When do these workshops take place?

Our Shakespeare: In Action workshops are available year-round.

How many students can participate?

  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • $220 per workshop + travel or $580 for three workshops

“This program is an absolute must! I saw children come out of their shells and excel in ways I never dreamed possible. The instructor was so skilled in both motivating and guiding the children through this amazing opportunity.” Teacher, Brooksbank Elementary

To book a Shakespeare: In Action workshop please fill in this form. After submitting your request, our Education Coordinator will get in touch to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Johnstone at kjohnstone@bardonthebeach.org.


A Shakesperience

This program brings Shakespeare’s plays, language, and characters to life! Gather your students for a lively hour of our favourite Shakespeare speeches and scenes performed by our Riotous Youth Ensemble, followed by interactive workshops in your class.

When is the tour?

Our 2019 Shakesperience Schools Tour will run from May 27–June 14 from Monday–Friday.

How many students can participate?

  • For the presentation, we encourage you to bring as many classes as possible (max. 300 people).
  • For our workshops we can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. If you’d like more than one workshop during our visit, please make note of this in your request.
  • Standard rate $850 + travel

“I love how the actors can get even the shyest students moving about, interpreting lines and having fun with scenes. The actors are experts at bringing some key scenes to life and telling abridged plots/stories through their interpretations of lines and action. I highly recommend this program to any high school!” Nicole Hoskin, Don Ross Middle School

To book A Shakesperience tour and workshop please fill in this form. After submitting your request, our Education Coordinator will get in touch. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Johnstone at kjohnstone@bardonthebeach.org.

Click here to take a look at the ways in which Bard Education can be embedded within the new BC Curriculum to enhance your students’ learning (please check back for a more detailed insight in weeks to come).


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