When school’s out, Shakespeare’s in!

Camp Shakespeare creates opportunities for children and young adults ages 5-18 to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, language, and more!

Our Philosophy is to immerse young actors in Shakespeare’s ideas and words to guide them to use the power and the expressiveness of their voices, bodies, and thoughts to create great works of art.  This unique summer camp experience promotes collaboration, confidence, and the desire for lifelong learning.

Camp Shakespeare 2022 Registration is Now Open!

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  • Questions? Contact Hannah Pruitt, Director of Creative Engagement, at 502-574-9900.
  • Main Campus is at St. Francis High School in Louisville, KY

2022 Offerings:

The Groundlings – Ages 5-6

The Groundlings – Ages 5-6

This is a one-week introduction to the magical world of theatre that explores the fundamentals of character creation and storytelling.  Our goal is for students to cultivate a love for the arts, which is sure to show when your child performs on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage!

  • Session 1: June 20 – June 24  (SOLD OUT – Please email education@kyshakespeare.com to be added to the Wait List)

  • Session 2: June 27 – July 1

  • Session 3: July 18 – July 22

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  • Duration: 5 Days, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 5-6
  • Price: $195
The Noblings – Ages 7-10

The Noblings – Ages 7-10

In this two-week camp, our campers will continue to discover the world of theatre, acting, and Shakespeare with acting exercises, scene work, theatre design, and crafts.   They are guided to create their own version of a Shakespearean production to share with family and friends on the final day on KY Shakespeare’s stage!

Note: We will not have Camp on July 4th.

  • Session 1: June 13 – June 24  (Only 3 Spots for 7-8 year olds left)

  • Session 2: June 27 – July 8

  • Session 3: July 11 – July 22

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  • Duration: 2 Weeks, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 7-10
  • Price: $295
The Revelers – Ages 11-14

The Revelers – Ages 11-14

The Revelers is a three-week exploration of acting and Shakespeare.  Campers will learn about voice, movement, text analysis, improvisation, and stagecraft.  Daily rehearsals encourage ensemble building and self-confidence that concludes with a performance on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage.

Note: We will not have Camp on July 4th.

  • Session 1: June 13-July 1

  • Session 2: July 5-July 22

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  • Duration: 3 Full Weeks, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 11-14
  • Price: $375
The Mechanicals – Ages 14-18

The Mechanicals – Ages 14-18

This camp is a great option for older students interested in beginning or continuing their exploration of Shakespeare performance through scene work, character creation, creative collaboration with their peers, and more! This one week camp offers a deeper look into monologues and scene studies from a specific genre and concludes with a performance on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage. Students can opt to attend one session or attend both in a package price!

  • Session 1: June 13 – 17 (Focus: Tragedy) $195

  • Session 2: July 11 – 15 (Focus: Comedy) $195

  • Special Offer: Attend Both Sessions for $295

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  • Duration: 1 Week, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 14-18
  • Price: $195 for 1 week or $295 for both weeks
The Globe Players – Ages 15-18

The Globe Players – Ages 15-18

Before acceptance into the program, all students must schedule an audition by emailing kyle@kyshakespeare.com.

Our five-week professional training programming culminates in a full production on the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater stage.  Students participate in the full rehearsal and technical process as well as in voice, text, movement, and acting workshops.  Before they present their production as part of the summer season, they will have the chance to work with professional mentors from the Summer Company, get hands on experience in their areas of interest, and strengthen their craft with this one of a kind summer experience.

Note: We will not have Camp on July 4th.

  • Session: June 27 – July 31

Performances: July 27-31

Locations – Kentucky Shakespeare Rehearsal Hall at 616 Myrtle St. and Central Park

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  • Duration: 5-weeks, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 15-18
  • Price: $495


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For more information or to schedule one of our arts education programs contact:
Hannah Pruitt, Director of Creative Engagement
(502) 574-9900