Thank you for your interest in Riotous Youth 2018. Bard on the Beach is proud to offer this opportunity to young people considering careers in and around the arts. The initial impulse for the program came from young people, and each year the program has evolved, in response to input from participating youth.

All Riotous Youth:

  • Support Young Shakespeareans Workshops
  • Can take classes in voice, movement, text, acting skills and teaching artistry

Some Riotous Youth:

  • Present the pre-performance In a Nutshell talks in the Bard Village during the Festival season
  • Participate in the ensemble that presents “A Shakesperience

All Riotous Youth will receive an honorarium based on the opportunity offered. Honoraria range from $350 for the smallest time commitment, to $1500 for the most extensive. None of the opportunities are for full-time employment, and expected time commitments for the program will be scheduled and shared well in advance so participants can secure additional employment elsewhere.


October 2017 Submissions open
November 8, 2017 Submission deadline
November 2017 Short-listed candidates invited to group audition
December 21 & 22, 2017 Group audition (by invitation)
January 3-12, 2018 Follow-up auditions/interviews
January 15, 2018 Successful candidates receive offers


Submission Form for Riotous Youth 2019

Submission Form for Riotous Youth 2019

General Information

Interest and Availability

Note: Riotous Youth Ensemble rehearsals begin April 30, full Riotous Youth program begins in June.
If you don't have professional experience working with young people, please share a personal experience.


Maximum file size: 516MB

Personal Statement Video

In no more than 2 minutes, please introduce yourself and tell us why you’d like to be a Riotous Youth. Not sure what to say? Then tell us why Bard on the Beach? Why Shakespeare? Why teaching? Why now?

Questions? Contact Rhea Shroff at [email protected] or 604-737-0625 ext. 222.