For parents: Shakespeare summer camp, ages 9–18

Young students take a bow on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 9-18 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 stage. Camp Shakespeare is 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 ($925)* includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance.

Camp Shakespeare Session 1

May 29–June 25
9 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday
(session begins on a Tuesday)

  • 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

Final performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 25

Camp Shakespeare Session 2

July 23–Aug. 10
1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

  • Ages 9–12 will rehearse and perform The Tempest (full)
  • Ages 13–15 will rehearse and perform Richard III (one spot left)
  • Ages 16–18 will rehearse and perform Edward III

Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

*Scholarships available upon request; email or call 303-735-1181 for more information. Get $50 off when you use the faculty-staff coupon code "BUFFCAMP2018."