Student Group Bookings

There’s nothing like experiencing a Shakespeare play live in performance, and there’s nowhere like Bard on the Beach to see Shakespeare! We provide steeply discounted tickets for student groups for select weekday matinees in June and September. In an effort to increase capacity in June, we also offer a limited number of tickets at the student group rate for evening previews. We process all requests on a first-come, first-served basis so create your Bard Patron account now to submit your payment information before booking opens!

The Student Group Booking form is now open. Requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

What’s New in 2019?

  • All payments for student groups must be made by credit card. Click here to create your Bard Patron account and enter your credit card information. This first step must be complete before we can process any booking requests.
  • Wednesday, February 27 at noon: booking requests for June performances open
  • Wednesday, May 22 at noon: booking requests for September performances open
  • Enjoy 1 free chaperone ticket for every 15 student tickets! Any additional chaperone tickets can be purchased at the regular adult rate.

Make the Most of Your Visit

We want your visit to Bard on the Beach to be the best it can be, so we’ve created two essential guides containing Everything You Need to Know: The Step by Step and The Details. These guides contain information on our updated booking process, ticket rates, payment deadlines, and general production and venue information.

2019 Student Group Booking Request Form

2019 Student Group Booking Request Form



As of 2019, we are offering one free chaperone ticket for every 15 student tickets. Any additional chaperone tickets will be offered at the regular group ticket rate.
To request an additional booking, please click the add button below.


Thanks to the support of our funders and Festival patrons, we have funds available to subsidize student groups tickets through the Bard Education Bursary Fund. Although these funds are limited, we hope this will help make a trip to Bard on the Beach accessible to a wider audience of students and teachers.
Please note: We treat all ticket booking requests equally. A request for financial support has no impact on your request for student matinee tickets. Past financial assistance from Bard on the Beach does not guarantee future funding.


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Bring Bard to Your Classroom

A Shakesperience Schools Tour

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.

The schools tour runs from May 27 – June 14.

We can also bring Bard to you with a Bard in the Classroom workshop for students or a Professional Development workshop for teachers. Two professional teaching artists will come to your school for a participatory, performance-based exploration of Shakespeare’s text. Finally, check out Bard Youth Fest if you think your students would like to make Shakespeare their own, alongside other young people from across the Lower Mainland and beyond.