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Camp Shakespeare

CSF Education

All 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival events (including summer camps) have been postponed until summer 2021 as part of the CU Boulder campus response related to COVID-19. We will be in touch with families who are registered for camps soon regarding next steps. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. For more information: CU Presents public health update

Our programs:

CSF School of Theatre

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education Department offers classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults year-round.

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).

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CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention Tour

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Sep 25, 2018-Apr 21, 2021

CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention Tour

grades 3-12

CSF is coordinating with state, district, and school partners to adapt the Shakespeare & Violence Prevention program to a virtual format for the 2...

CSF Summer Camps 2020

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May 26-Aug 7, 2020

CSF Summer Camps 2020

(Ages 6 to 18)
$215.00 to $950.00

All 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival events (including summer camps) have been postponed until summer 2021 as part of the CU Boulder campus response...

The Bard's Summer Book Club

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Jun 3-Aug 20, 2020

The Bard's Summer Book Club

(ages 18+)
Packages start at $100.00. Drop in for $30.00 per class (link in description)

Book Club dates are filling up fast - sign up for our waitlist if your preferred date is unavailable.  Book Club is back for a special summer ed...

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese

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Jul 6-Aug 21, 2020

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese

A reading of the children's book by Megan McDonald
This virtual event is free!

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is excited to announce a fun way for kids to connect with Shakespeare while staying safe at home—CSF Storytime...

Shakespeare's Sprites

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Jul 6-Aug 7, 2020

Shakespeare's Sprites

(Ages 6-9)
$215-$235

All 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival events (including summer camps) have been postponed until summer 2021 as part of the CU Boulder campus response...

Book Club Bonus Round: Shakespeare in a Divided America (James Shapiro)

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$30

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce a bonus round to our nearly sold out summer edition of The Bard's Book Club. On Wednesday S...

Classics 101

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May 31-Jul 5, 2021

Classics 101

The plays of the 2021 Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 season from the experts: our dramaturgs. This informal lecture series is a gre...

Outdoor Preshow Talks

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Jun 4-Aug 8, 2021

Outdoor Preshow Talks

For Mary Rippon Theatre productions
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow talk—called "Prologue"—given by the Producing Artistic Director or another CSF staff e...

Indoor Preshow Talks

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Jun 4-Aug 8, 2021

Indoor Preshow Talks

For University Theatre productions
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow talk—called "Prologue"—given by the Producing Artistic Director or another CSF staff e...

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

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Jun 4-Aug 8, 2021

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

For Mary Rippon Theatre productions
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Following most performances, remain in the theatre and join us for a talkback discussion with members of the company. Talkbacks are not held after pre...

Indoor Cast Talkbacks

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Jun 4-Aug 8, 2021

Indoor Cast Talkbacks

For University Theatre productions
Free, no tickets required, just show up!

Following most performances, remain in the theatre and join us for a talkback discussion with members of the company. Talkbacks are not held after pre...

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The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers summer camps, after-school classes and weekend workshops for kids and teens. Sign up here to keep informed about upcoming opportunities to get more Shakespeare in your child’s life! Questions? 303-735-1181 | email us

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Support CSF’s ongoing education and outreach efforts, including school tours, camps and scholarships.

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Sign up for information and updates about CSF’s school touring programs and other opportunities to bring Shakespeare to your school.

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We asked Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturg and teaching artist Hadley Kamminga-Peck about…

Oct 25, 2017

Eight Questions for CSF Teaching…

CSF Teaching Artist Gina Braswell tells us about dream projects and helping…

Sep 25, 2017

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We asked CSF actor Jihad Milhem about Shakespeare and Hip Hop, dream…

Mar 8, 2017

BOULDER WEEKLY: Theatrical therapy

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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.

Be Shakespearean. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare with CU Boulder's Applied Shakespeare graduate certificate.

CU Boulder allows Shakespeare enthusiasts to gain a professional education through the Applied Shakespeare certificate program. This one-of-a-kind program is a partnership with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, which allows students to gain hands-on experience as they work alongside nationally recognized experts.

Learn more about Be Shakespearean. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare with CU Boulder's Applied Shakespeare graduate certificate.