Bay Area Shakespeare Camps


Bay Area Shakespeare Camps are 2-week sessions which offer students (ages 7-18 from 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!

Shakespeare Players Camp (Ages 7-13)

Our two-week Shakespeare Players Camp offers students the chance to stage a classic Shakespeare play. For summer of 2018 Shakespeare Players will be staging productions of Pyramus and Thisbe, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Comedy of Errors. Camps run from June to August throughout the summer, in convenient locations throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, South Bay and Peninsula.

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 Saturdays produce a Shakespeare play over the course of 10-12 weeks in San Francisco. Spring 2018 Saturday Classes meet from  February 3 to April 4 and will be staging their own production of Shakespeare's popular comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.
NOTE: the Spring 2018 session is currently at capacity! Please call 415-558-0888 or send email to be added to the wait list.

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (Ages 12-18)

The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (ASW) is a four week summer conservatory program that features advanced training in acting methodologies.  Classes meet Monday-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 Shakespeare's intriguing and complex tale, Troilus and Cressida. Auditions will be held on Saturday April 28th from 10am-2pm. Please email or call 415-865-4423 to inquire about audition slots.                                                                                                                                                 .