Immerse yourself in the world of play and performance,
under the guidance of trained theater professionals!
Shakespeare Players Summer Camps meet Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm for two-week sessions throughout the Bay Area. A performance for family and friends is presented on the final day of each camp, followed by a celebratory cast party! This summer, campers will perform in Playing the Fool, As You Like It, and The Tempest. Previous acting experience welcome but not required.
Enrollment fee is $660 for the two-week camp. All scripts, materials, and supplies for the performance included. Optional aftercare available for $150 for both weeks.
Need-based scholarship assistance available.
June 10 - June 21 (in progress, no longer enrolling)
June 17 - June 28
July 8 - July 19
July 15 - July 26
July 22 - Aug 2
July 29 - Aug 9
Aug 5 - Aug 16
• Shakespeare’s rich language
• Acting and improvisation
• Voice and movement technique
• Stage combat
• Set and costume design and more!
Shakespeare Camps are led by trained teaching artists! The teaching artists at Shakespeare Camps are working actors, stage managers, directors, and designers. Most have extensive teaching experience in other camps and programs. About a third have postgraduate degrees in theater. All our teaching artists attend our classroom management and curriculum training sessions. At least one per site is certified in First Aid and CPR. We do criminal background checks on all teaching staff. We are very proud of the quality of our teaching artists and curriculum.
Campers at each session are introduced to three key facets of drama and theater:
Below: 2015 San Mateo Intersession Shakespeare Camp rehearsal of Henry the Fifth.