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Camp Shakespeare

CSF Education

Programs for kids and teens:

CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s touring Shakespeare and Violence Prevention program uses live performance and the latest bullying and school violence research – students improve their Shakespeare literacy AND learn intervention strategies they can use effectively when they see mistreatment happening around them. More info

Summer camps

CSF Education offers summer camps for kids and teens on the CU Boulder campus to expand their understanding of Shakespeare through engagement and practice. Camps include Camp Shakespeare (ages 9-18) and Shakespeare’s Sprites (ages 6-9).

Education and Outreach Programs for Adults:

The Bard’s Book Club

CSF Education and Outreach staff host a monthly Shakespeare-themed book club on Zoom. More info on each session here.

Classics 101

Each season, CSF dramaturgs host an informal webinar series to introduce the plays we’ll produce that season. It’s a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of Shakespeare’s plays. More info.


CSF offers a free, informal pre-show talk—called “Prologue”—45 minutes before all performances (excluding previews). Prologues include background on each play’s historical context and introduce characters, plot, themes, and more. Location and other information is shared by email with all ticketholders.

Dramaturgy Presentations

Looking for a Shakespeare expert? Hosting a Shakespeare-adjacent book club or event? CSF staff dramaturgs Amanda Giguere, PhD and Heidi Schmidt, PhD, are available for to speak to your group about upcoming CSF projects and programming for a reasonable fee. Contact us (select “Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education” in the drop-down menu) to request a speaker.

Applied Shakespeare Comprehensive on Education

Immersive weekend comprehensive designed to provide a deep dive into the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s summer season. More info on this year’s offerings here!

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Our mission is to illuminate meaning, expand understanding and deepen appreciation of Shakespeare's texts through performances, workshops and lectures. CSF Education provides invigorating, hands-on experience for students, teachers and communities throughout Colorado. We offer a variety of programs and services for year-round Shakespeare education, as well as summer opportunities to enrich your experience of the festival.

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