Young Shakespeareans Workshops

For over twenty years our Young Shakespeareans Workshops have inspired, nurtured, and encouraged the dreams of children and teens from ages eight to eighteen. Professional actors from our company help participants bring Shakespeare’s words to life through coaching in voice, movement and dialogue, and with activities designed to boost confidence and foster collaborative relationships. We want our Young Shakespeareans to gain ease with the language, passion for the text and friendships that last long beyond the workshop.

Young Shakespeareans Spring Break

Full-day workshops for children and teens at the BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue

Junior Workshop for students in grades 4-7
Monday - Friday, March 13 – 17
9:30am – 3:00pm
$320

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Senior Workshop for students in grades 8-12
Monday - Friday, March 13 – 17
9:30am – 5:00pm
$410

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Summer Young Shakespeareans
Schedule Now Available!


NEW this year: Registration begins February 24 at 7am, andwill be online. Registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for the complete schedule.

To ensure quick and easy registration, please confirm ahead of time that you have an account with us. Click here to login, or create a new account.

Bursaries available! For more information on the available bursaries, click here. Please submit your bursary application as early as possible. Families who submit by February 20 will be able to register online beginning February 24.

Please note: if your first choice of workshop is full at the time of registration, please email Alison Knight with the registration details: participant name, participant age, workshop date, play title and a daytime phone number.

For siblings: in the unlikely event that you’ve registered a participant, but the workshop fills up before you’re able to register an additional child, please keep the spot you have and email Alison immediately with the details for additional children.

Junior Workshops, Rising Grades 3-7
Start DateTimePlayPresentation Date
(Presentations are at 10:30am)
July 39:30am - 12:30pmThe Comedy of ErrorsJuly 15

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July 102pm - 5pmHamletJuly 22

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July 249:30am - 12:30pmThe TempestAugust 6

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July 242pm - 5pmAs You Like ItAugust 6

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August 79:30am - 12:30pmA Midsummer Night's DreamAugust 20

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August 72pm - 5pmMacbethAugust 20

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August 219:30am - 12:30pmRomeo and JulietSeptember 3

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August 212pm - 5pmTwelfth NightSeptember 3

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Senior Workshops, Rising Grades 8-12
Start DateTimePlayPresentation Date
(Presentations are at 10:30am)
July 31pm - 5pmAs You Like ItJuly 16

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July 109:30am - 1:30pmRichard IIIJuly 23

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July 241pm - 5pmRomeo and JulietAugust 5

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July 249:30am - 1:30pmHamletAugust 5

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August 71pm - 5pmTwelfth NightAugust 19

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August 79:30am - 1:30pmHenry VAugust 19

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August 211pm - 5pmMacbethSeptember 2

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August 219:30am - 1:30pmA Midsummer Night's DreamSeptember 2

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One Week Sr. Intensive Workshop, Ages 15-18
July 179:30am - 5pmThe War of the Roses
(from Shakespeare's Henry VI plays)
July 23

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BURSARIES

Bursaries are available for these sessions, based on financial need. Click here for more information and to download the application.

If you have any questions about Young Shakespeareans Workshops, please contact Alison Knight, Education Assistant, at ysw@bardonthebeach.org or 604-737-0625 ext. 275.  

Young Shakespeareans Workshops generously supported by