Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

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The Bay Area Shakespeare Camps are 2-week sessions which offer students (ages 4-18 all over the Bay Area) the opportunity to study Shakespeare's theatre in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Campers are taught by theatre practitioners who lead interactive classes in Shakespeare's poetry, clowning traditions, and stage combat. The camp culminates in a final performance of an abridged Shakespeare play for family and friends. Visit our FAQ page for additional information!

Sprites Camp (Ages 4-6)

Sprites Camp is a two week summer offering for students from 4 to 6 years old. Campers engage in mask and costume creation, staging a performance, and even learning to perform Shakespeare's magical words. Classes meet in San Francisco from 9am-12pm over the summer. Sprites in summer 2017 will be staging The Witches' Brew, featuring scenes and characters from Macbeth

Shakespeare Players Camp (Ages 7-13)

Our two-week Shakespeare Players Camp offers students the chance to stage a classic Shakespeare play.  Camps run from June to August throughout the summer. In 2017, Players campers will perform Ghost Stories, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. 

Upstart Crows Camp (Ages 12-18)

Teen actors delve deeply into the world of Shakespearean performance in our Upstart Crows programs.  During the summer, SF Shakes offers teen camps throughout the Bay Area that culminate in a student production of an abridged Shakespeare play.  Over the spring and fall, Upstart Crows Saturday Classes produce a Shakespeare play over the course of 10-12 weeks in San Francisco.  Spring 2017 Saturday Classes will be staging the farcical comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (Ages 12-18)

The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (ASW) is a two to four week summer conservatory program that features advanced training in acting methodologies.  Classes meet Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm starting in July.  ASW is an audition based program, most students have completed multiple Upstart Crow programs. This summer, students participating in the four-week program will stage a production of King Lear. Audition date for 2017 pending. Auditions will take place on Saturday April 29th from 11am-3pm. Please email or call 415-865-4423 to schedule an audition slot.