Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

This summer Bay Area Shakespeare Campers will perform:


- GROUNDLING CAMPERS (ages 7-10): their own 30-minute adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe , the antic play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

- PLAYERS CAMPERS (ages 11-13) : their own 30-minute adaptation of The Tempest , a tale of magic and mayhem that explores the power of forgiveness and reunion.

- UPSTART CROWS CAMPERS
(ages 14-18): their own 45-minute interpretation of Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing - the same show that we’re staging for our 40th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park

Now Enrolling!

Cupertino/San Jose

  • CHINESE PERFORMING ARTS OF AMERICA, 6148 BOLLINGER RD, 95129
  • - Groundlings Camp (ages 7-10) 
    July 11-22 (10 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Pre-care 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $940!

    - Players Camp (ages 11-13) 
    July 11-29 (15 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Precare 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $1410!

    - Upstart Crows Camp (ages 14-18) 
    July 11-29 (15 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Precare 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $1410!

    San Francisco

  • ST JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 501 LAGUNA HONDA BLVD, 94127
  • - Groundlings Camp (ages 7-10) 
    July 18-29 (10 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Pre-care 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $940!

  • MCLAREN PARK, JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATER, JOHN F. SHELLEY DR, 94134
  • - Groundlings Camp (ages 7-10) at this location is now filled to capacity!
    Add your name to the waitlist and we'll contact you promptly if an opening occurs.

    July 11-22 (10 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Pre-care 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $940!

    - Players Camp (ages 11-13)
    July 11-22 (10 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm / Pre-care 8:30-9am, Aftercare 3-5:30 pm
    Pre-care, aftercare, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $940!

    Residents of 94112, 94124, & 94134 click here for local resident rate at McLaren Park.

    San Francisco: Advanced Shakespeare Workshop

  • ADVANCED SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
    (ages 14-18; audition and prior experience required)
    AT ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 501 LAGUNA HONDA BLVD, 94127

    July 11-Aug 5 (20 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pmScripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $1880!

    Exciting changes for this summer:

     -- 3-week sessions for ages 11 and up! 
    Our 3-week model (that was adopted for virtual camp) provides in-person campers with the time and space to delve deeper into Shakespeare’s work, play even more games, and develop into a strong ensemble. NOTE: we are still offering 2-week camps for elementary schoolers (rising 2nd-5th graders, ages 7-10).

    -- Reimagined games and activities!
     Our Education Workgroup has been working all year to revamp camp favorites and add new activities, reaffirming our mission of sharing Shakespeare’s work collaboratively, reflectively and through an anti-racist, community-minded lens.

    -- Brand new middle school camp!
    A 3-week session designed specifically for rising 6th-8th graders, ages 11-13. Historically, 12 and 13 year old campers had to choose between Players Camp and Upstart Crows. Now, campers have a space of their own to explore with peers of their own age, working with a curriculum created specifically for this unique time of adolescence.

    -- Locations near you in San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay!
    Dates and locations will be updated as new sessions are added; we look forward to seeing you at camp this summer!

    Please contact us (email or 415-558-0888) if you have questions about Shakespeare Camps or any of our programs.