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.

2022 Camp Shakespeare registration will open in February 2022

  • 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!

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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!

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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 2021) 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.

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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.

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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.

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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