In Your Classroom

Residencies & Workshops

In-person and virtual

Are you looking to energize your classroom?

Let SF Shakespeare's expert teaching artists activate your students’ creativity, connection, and confidence. Building upon the foundation of your classroom, we facilitate the artistic and personal growth of each student while transforming the group into a fun, engaging, interactive ensemble.

We recommend most programs for Grades 4-12. We can customize programs for younger students, please ask.

Embodying Shakespeare

Catered to enhance your curriculum and aligned with the Common Core in subjects such as English, History and Theater Arts, an interactive course that bring Shakespeare to life for students of all backgrounds and levels of interest. This in-depth residency helps students gain skill and enthusiasm, and can be carefully crafted to the needs of your classroom.

Our teaching artists partner with classroom teachers in core curriculum subjects such as English and History, using arts-based approaches that support state-mandated curriculum and teacher professional development. We can also partner with teachers in theater-related subjects like Acting and Stage Combat in our Theater Residencies.


Takes on Shakes

These on-demand, performance-based video lessons illuminate Shakespeare's work in exciting ways that encourage students to think critically and come to their own conclusions. Each episode offers fresh, often unexpected 'takes' on famous scenes that interrogate complex, and sometimes controversial topics in Shakespeare’s canon.


Shakespeare's Heartbeat

Shakespeare’s Heartbeat uses the heartbeat rhythm of Shakespeare's words and the physicality of his characters to engage with students on the autism spectrum, and also is effective across a constellation of abilities.


Our Residencies and Workshops are designed for:

  • English, History, and Theatre Arts Teachers
  • Remote Learners
  • Home school parents/teachers/tutors
  • Learning pods
  • Any educator teaching about Shakespeare and his works
  • Independent lifelong learners looking to enrich their experience of Shakespeare/theatre

Click here to see our Current and Past Partnerships