Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

This summer Bay Area Shakespeare Campers will perform:


- GROUNDLING CAMPERS (ages 7-10):
  • At St John's United Church of Christ, Groundlings  will stage their own 30-minute adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe , the antic play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • At CPAA and Garcia Amphitheater the younger  Groundlings will stage their own 30-minute adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe; the older Groundlings will perform a shortened version of 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
    Pre-care, scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $940!

  • MCLAREN PARK, JERRY GARCIA AMPHITHEATER, JOHN F. SHELLEY DR, 94134
  • - 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) at Garcia Amphitheater is now filled!
    Add your name to the wait list and we'll contact you 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!

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

    San Francisco: Advanced Shakespeare Workshop

  • ADVANCED SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP
    (ages 11-18; audition and prior experience required)
    AT ST. JOHN'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 501 LAGUNA HONDA BLVD, 94127
    NEW: 3-week or 4-week options!

    - July 11-Aug 5 (4 weeks, 20 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm
    Scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $1880
    In week 1 of this camp, actors will have the opportunity to focus on playwriting, Some of the material generated will be then be incorporated into the performance staged on Aug 5.
    - July 18-Aug 5 (3 weeks, 15 days) / Weekdays 9am-3pm
    Scripts, costumes, & supplies all included for $1410
    Actors in this session will focus on acting and staging a shortened Shakespeare play - title tba -  and will not participate in  the playwriting component.

    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 and the South Bay!
    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.