Bard in the Classroom

Bring Shakespeare’s words alive and into the lives of your students! Students will explore Shakespeare as actors do with the guidance of our professional Teaching Artists.

We look forward to returning to schools as soon as we can safely do so. In the meantime, we are delighted to connect with classes through Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom!

Through playful exploration, students experience Shakespeare’s language and discover how it resonates for them. We’ll work with you to tailor your workshop to your students, your curriculum, and your circumstances.

“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

Fees

  • $220 per workshop
  • $580 for three workshops on the same day, at the same location, with the same teaching artists. If you would like to book four or more workshops, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.
  • Subsidies are available for Bard in the Classroom workshops. To apply, please complete a request form.
  • Travel fees will be calculated based on actual travel expenses. Travel subsidies may be available; please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org to inquire.

    Contact

    For more information, please contact Melanie Hiepler, Education Coordinator, at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

    FAQs

    When do these workshops take place?

    Our workshops are available year-round. Please submit your workshop request at least 3 weeks in advance of the date you’d like to host the workshop. The earlier you submit your request, the more likely it is that we’ll be able to fulfill it.

    Where do these workshops take place?

    We’ll come to you! We can run the workshop in a theatre, classroom, library, or similar space. We just ask that workshops not be held in gymnasiums, since acoustics can be a problem.

    If you are based outside of the Lower Mainland, we may be able to travel to you. Please submit a booking request, and we’ll will get back to you.

    If you are visiting from outside of the Lower Mainland, we may be able to run the workshop in our Vancouver-based rehearsal studios. Please contact workshops@bardonthebeach.org to inquire.

    If you’re interested in virtual programming, please click here to learn more about Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom.

    What do the workshops focus on?

    Workshops can focus on the story, imagery, characters, or a specific speech in a particular play, or can provide a general introduction to Shakespeare. Please indicate your preferences on the booking request form.

    How long is a workshop?

    Workshops can be up to 90 minutes long. We adjust our activities to fit your school’s bell schedule. To inquire about pricing for a longer workshop, please email workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

    How does Bard in the Classroom connect to the BC Curriculum?

    Click here to read about how Bard Education’s programming can enhance your students’ learning within BC’s curriculum.

    Do you offer workshops for teachers?

    Yes! Please see our Professional Development page for more information about our workshops for school teachers.


    Bard in the Classroom is generously supported by