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.

New in 2018!

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 a specific play, or provide a general introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Available year-round
  • Up to 90 minutes long
  • Up to 30 students per workshop
  • Up to three workshops per day
  • 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.
  • $220 per workshop + travel

“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

A Shakesperience

This program consists of a lively hour of speeches and scenes presented by our Riotous Youth Ensemble, followed by one-hour interactive workshops for up to four classes (maximum 30 students per workshop). The same content will run in each workshop; two workshops can run simultaneously in separate spaces).

  • Standard rate $850 + travel
  • All available 2018 tour dates have now been booked! Please visit this page again in winter 2019 to book A Shakesperience for your school!

To book a Shakespeare: In Action workshop please fill in the form below. After submitting your request, our Education Assistant will get in touch to confirm your booking. 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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Workshop Request

Contact Information

Please provide building number, street name and city

Shakespeare: In Action

Workshops can focus on the story, imagery, or language (or a combination of all three) in a particular play. One workshop can be up to 90 minutes long, for up to 30 students. We are able to run up to three workshops in a day.
Please be as precise as possible and note if any dates or days of the week are definitely not an option
If time is flexible, please note times of classes (e.g. 12:10-1pm, 1:40-2:30pm) or school day

Group Information

Max 30 students
(e.g. English 10, grade 7, English language learners, etc.)
Note: the ideal space is a theatre or multipurpose room, though we can work in the classroom as well. Please note a gymnasium is not ideal.

Additional Shakespeare: In Action workshop

Please be as precise as possible and note if any dates or days of the week are definitely not an option
If time is flexible, please note times of classes (e.g. 12:10-1pm, 1:40-2:30pm) or school day
Max 30 students
(e.g. English 10, grade 7, English language learners, etc.)
Note: the ideal space is a theatre or multipurpose room, though we can work in the classroom as well. Please note a gymnasium is not ideal.

 

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