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.

Click Here to Register for Camp Shakespeare 2021!

  • Questions? Contact Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager, at 502-574-9900.
  • Main Campus is at St. Francis High School in Louisville, KY

2021 Offerings:

The Groundlings – Ages 5-6, Full Day

The Groundlings – Ages 5-6, Full Day

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!

The cap for enrollment for each of these sessions is 10 students.

Full Day 9am-4pm, M-F

Location: Main Campus – St. Francis High School

  • Session 1: June 21-25  SOLD OUT – Email education@kyshakespeare.com to be added to the Wait List

  • Session 2: July 5-9

  • Session 3: July 19-23  SOLD OUT – Email education@kyshakespeare.com to be added to the Wait List

The Final Performance is in Central Park on the evening of the last day of Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 5 days of full day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 4-6
  • 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!

Due to enrollment, this camp is usually divided into two camps by age group (7-8 and 9-10 year olds) and will have a 10 camper max per age group.

Location: Main Campus at St. Francis High School

Full Day: 9am-4pm, M-F

  • Session 1: June 14-25

  • Session 2: June 28-July 9

  • Session 3: July 12-23

The Final Performance is in Central Park on the evening of the last day of Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 2 weeks of full day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 7-10
  • Price: $295
The Revelers – Ages 11-14

The Revelers – Ages 11-14

The Revelers (for this year) will be a Two-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.

Due to enrollment, this camp will most likely be divided into two camps by age group (11-12 and 13-14 year olds) and will have a max capacity of 10 campers per age group.

Location: Main Campus – St. Francis High School

Full Day: 9am-4pm, M-F

  • Session 1: June 14-25

  • Session 2: June 28-July 9

  • Session 3: July 12-23  SOLD OUT – Email education@kyshakespeare.com to be added to the Wait List

The Final Performance is in Central Park on the evening of the last day of Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 2 weeks of full day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 11-14
  • Price: $295
The Mechanicals – Ages 15-18

The Mechanicals – Ages 15-18

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 two week camp offers a deeper look into scene studies and concludes with a performance on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage.

This camp will have a max capacity of 10 campers.

Full Day: 9am-4pm, M-F

Location: Main Campus – St. Francis High School

  • Session:  July 12-23

The Final Performance is in Central Park on the evening of the last day of Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 2 weeks of full-day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 15-18
  • Price: $295
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.

  • Session: July 5 – August 8

Performances:  August 4-8

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

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  • Duration: 5-week, full day program
  • Grades: Ages 15-18
  • Price: $495

Questions?

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For more information or to schedule one of our arts education programs contact:
Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager
(502) 574-9900
hannah@kyshakespeare.com