When school’s out, Shakespeare’s in!

Camp Shakespeare fosters an appreciation for the words and works of William Shakespeare by providing  opportunities for children and young  adults aged 4 –18 to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design, text analysis, and more!

Our Philosophy is to immerse students in Shakespeare’s words and ideas, providing guidance and encouragement. Kentucky Shakespeare hopes that this unique camp experience will promote confidence, open up a new world of interests to your child and nurture a lifelong desire of learning.

  • Questions? Contact Hannah Pruitt, Education Programs Manager, at 502-574-9900.
  • Programs for ages 4-18
  • Main Campus is at St. Francis High School, with satellite locations at Locust Grove and Frankfort, KY

Our Camp Shakespeare 2018 Offerings

The Groundlings – Ages 4-6, Half Day

The Groundlings – Ages 4-6, Half 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!

Half Day 9am-12pm

Main Campus: St. Francis High School

  • Session 1: June 18 – 22
  • Session 2: June 25 – 29
  • Session 3: July 16 – 20

Performance in Central Park on the evening of the Last Day of Each Camp. Please read our FAQs below for more information. 

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  • Duration: 5 days of 3-hour sessions
  • Grades: Ages 4-6
  • Price: $125 for one week
The Groundlings – Ages 4-6, Full Day

The Groundlings – Ages 4-6, 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!

Full Day 9am-4pm

Main Campus: St. Francis High School

  • Session 1: June 18 – 22
  • Session 2: June 25 – 29
  • Session 3: July 16 – 20

Performance in Central Park on the evening of the Last Day of Each Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 5 days of 7-hour 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).

Note: No Camp Sessions will be held on July 4th.

Main Campus: St. Francis High School

Full Day: 9am-4pm

  • Session 1: June 11 – 22
  • Session 2: June 25 – July 6
  • Session 3: July 9 – 20

Performance in Central Park on the evening of the Last Day of Each 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 is a three-week in-depth 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).

Note: No Camp Sessions will be held on July 4th.

Main Campus: St. Francis High School

  • Session 1:  June 11 – 29
  • Session 2:  July 2 – 20

Performance in Central Park on the evening of the Last Day of Each Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 3 weeks of full day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 11-14
  • Price: $375
The Mechanicals – Ages 15-18

The Mechanicals – Ages 15-18

NEW! This is an exciting addition to our Camp offerings for older students interested in continuing their interested in scene work, character creation, text analysis, and more! This two week camp offers a deeper look into scene studies and concludes with a performance on the Kentucky Shakespeare stage.

Full Day: 9am-4pm

Note: No Camp Sessions will be held on July 4th.

Main Campus: St. Francis High School

  • Session:  June 25 – July 6

Performance 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 Registering, All Students Must Schedule an Audition by Calling 502-574-9900 ext. 17 or Emailing kyle@kyshakespeare.com

Our five-week professional training programming culminates in a full production of Romeo & Juliet 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: June 25 – July 28

Performances:  July 25th – 28th

Note: No Camp Sessions will be held on July 4th.

Locations- Main Campus: St. Francis High School, Artspace Rehearsal Hall on Broadway, and Central Park

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  • Duration: 5-week program
  • Grades: Ages 15-18
  • Price: $495
Camp at Locust Grove – Ages 7-12

Camp at Locust Grove – Ages 7-12

Kentucky Shakespeare offers our camp experience at this unique satellite location, Locust Grove Historic Site.  This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork.  Students will also be able to participate in special workshops that are led by Locust Grove experts!

Full Day 9am-4pm

  • Session: June 4 – 8

Performance at Locust Grove on the afternoon of the Last Day of Camp. Please read our FAQ page for more information.

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  • Duration: 1 week of full-day sessions
  • Grades: Ages 7-12
  • Price: $195
Camp at Liberty Hall – Ages 7-15

Camp at Liberty Hall – Ages 7-15

Kentucky Shakespeare offers our camp experience at this unique satellite location, Liberty Hall Historic Site in Frankfort, KY. This camp introduces aspiring thespians to theatre, Shakespeare’s works, and how to build an ensemble-based performance piece by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork.

Dates: June 11-22, Monday-Friday

Hours: 10am-3pm

Performance at Liberty Hall 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 5-hour sessions
  • Grades: Ages 7-15
  • Price: $375

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