Camp Shakespeare, ages 6–18

Students perform Kinsmen on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6–18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. 

Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon Theatre (Sprites perform in the indoor Loft Theatre). Camp Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Sprites are a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance. Scholarships available.

Camp Shakespeare: Session 1
Ages 9–13 will rehearse and perform Love's Labour's Lost
Ages 14–18 will rehearse and perform All's Well That Ends Well

May 29–June 25 | 9 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday (this session begins on a Tuesday)
Final performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 25

Camp Shakespeare: Session 2
Ages 9–12 will rehearse and perform The Tempest
Ages 13–15 will rehearse and perform Richard III
Ages 16–18 will rehearse and perform Edward III

July 23–Aug. 10 | 1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday
Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

Shakespeare's Sprites, ages 6–9
Week 1: July 9–13 | 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: July 16–20 | 9 a.m. to noon
Final performance: 11:30 a.m. Friday of each week

Camp Shakespeare tuition: $925 regular, $875 early bird (before March 1)
Shakespeare's Sprites tuition: $225 regular, $200 early bird (before March 1)

Use the faculty/staff coupon code "BUFFBARD18" to save 10 percent when registering! Call 303-735-1181 for registration, payment and scholarship questions.