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 2024 Registration is Open!

 

View Our Brochure Here!

Visit http://kentuckyshakespeare.squarespace.com to Register.

 

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

Camp Sessions:

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 through theatre games, arts & crafts, imagination, and storytelling.

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

Length: 9am-4pm, M-F for One Week

  • Session 1: June 10-14 $195  (SOLD OUT – Email education@kyshakespeare.com to join the Wait List.)

  • Session 2: June 17-June 21 $156 (No Wednesday Session in observance of Juneteenth)

    This Camp Session is for students who may not be comfortable or interested in a performance but would still enjoy the Camp Shakespeare experience. There will not be a performance in Central Park on the final evening. We invite students who may want to be introduced to the world of theatre and the arts without the pressure of a performance to join us for this special week.

  • Session 3: June 24-28 $195  ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

  • Session 4: July 8-12 $195

  • Session 5: July 15-19 $195

Please note: There will NOT be Camp sessions on June 19th and July 4th to observe federal holidays.

For all sessions except for Session 2, there will be a 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, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 5-6
  • Price: $156-195
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!

This camp is usually divided into two camps by age group (7-8 and 9-10 year olds) and will have a 15 camper max per age group.

Length: 9am-4pm, M-F for Two Weeks

  • Session 1: June 10-21 $295

  • Session 2: June 24-July 5 $295  ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!

  • Session 3: July 8-July 19 $295  (SOLD OUT – Email education@kyshakespeare.com to join the Wait List.)

Please note: There will NOT be Camp sessions on June 19th and July 4th to observe federal holidays.

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, 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.

This camp is usually divided into two camps by age group (11-12 and 13-14 year olds) and will have a max capacity of 15 campers per age group.

Length: 9am-4pm, M-F for Three Weeks

  • Session 1: June 10-28

  • Session 2: July 1-19

    Please note that there will NOT be Camp sessions on June 19th and July 4th to observe federal holidays.

    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: 3 Full Weeks, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 11-14
  • Price: $375
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 camp offers a deeper look into monologues and scene studies and concludes with a performance on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage.

The two week sessions will focus on a specific play and the one week sessions will each have a different focus. All sessions will end in a final sharing in Central Park.

This camp will have a max capacity of 10 campers per session.

Full Day: 9am-4pm, M-F, One and Two Week Options Available

  • Session 1: June 10-21 (2 Week Session) $295 (Focus on a Shakespearean Tragedy – including monologue and scene work)

  • Session 2: June 24-28 (1 Week Session) $195 (Emphasis on Technical Aspects including Stage Management, Sound Design, and Scenic Painting with Shakespearean Texts)

  • Session 3: July 1-12 (Two Week Session) $295 (Focus on a Shakespearean Tragedy – including monologue and scene work)

  • Session 4: July 15-19 (1 Week Session) $195 (Focus on contrasting monologues from tragedies and comedies, Sonnets, and sonnet creation)

 

Please note: There will NOT be Camp sessions on June 19th and July 4th to observe federal holidays.

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: 1 or 2 Weeks, M-F
  • Grades: Ages 15-18
  • Price: $195 for 1 week or $295 for 2 weeks
The Globe Players – Ages 15-18

The Globe Players – Ages 15-18

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.

This program requires an audition and then acceptance into the program before registration can be processed.  Auditions are closed for 2024.

  • Session: July 1-August 4, 2024

Performances: July 31-August 4, 2024

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

We will not have Camp sessions on July 4th to observe the federal holiday.

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  • Duration: 5-weeks, M-F
  • 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, Director of Creative Engagement
(502) 574-9900
hannah@kyshakespeare.com