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CSF Education

Our programs:

CSF School of Theatre

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education Department offers classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults year-round. (Registration now open for Spring 2020 classes!)

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). Registration for 2020 camps opens December 2! More info

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CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention Tour

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Sep 25, 2018-Apr 15, 2020

CSF in the Schools: Shakespeare & Violence Prevention Tour

grades 3-12
Packages $650 - $1200 (subsidy funding available)

2019-20 Tour: "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Tempest" September 2019 - April 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s touring program uses live perfo...

CSF School of Theatre

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Sep 16, 2019-Mar 19, 2020

CSF School of Theatre

Ages 8-18
$200 (scholarships available)

CSF School of Theatre CSF Education offers year-round after school classes for kids, teens, and adults. Registration open now for Spring 2020 classes...

CSF in the Schools: Romeo and Juliet

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Sep 24, 2019-Apr 15, 2020

CSF in the Schools: Romeo and Juliet

grades 6-12
Packages $650-$1200 (subsidy funding available)

Romeo and Juliet Touring: September 2019 - April 2020Performance: 45 minutesWorkshops: 50 minutesGrades: 6+ Star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet str...

CSF in the Schools: The Tempest

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Sep 24, 2019-Apr 15, 2020

CSF in the Schools: The Tempest

grades 3-5
Packages $650-$1200 (subsidy funding available)

The Tempest Touring: September 2019 - April 2020Performance: 30 minutesWorkshops: 50 minutesGrades: 3-5 When all his enemies are shipwrecked on his ...

Improvised Shakespeare! (10-week class)

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Jan 14-Mar 17, 2020

Improvised Shakespeare! (10-week class)

Ages 13-18
$200

Is it possible to improvise scenes and plays in the style of Shakespeare? Absolutely! In this 10-week after school class, teens will learn about Shake...

CSF Season Mashup (10-week class)

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Jan 16-Mar 19, 2020

CSF Season Mashup (10-week class)

Ages 8-12
$200

CSF’s 2020 season is full of sea voyages, magical potions, mysterious disappearances (fantastical reunions), and other epic adventures! In this ...

Bard's Book Club

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Jan 22-May 13, 2020

Bard's Book Club

(ages 18+)
$125 (package) or $30 per class meeting

Book Club is back! The Bard's Book Club will meet once a month, January-May, to discuss each of the five plays in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival 20...

CSF Summer Camps 2020

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May 26-Aug 7, 2020

CSF Summer Camps 2020

(Ages 6-18)
$215-$950

Registration for 2020 Summer Camps is now open! The Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6-18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakes...

Classics 101

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Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Classics 101

The plays of the 2020 Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season from the experts: our dramaturgs. This informal lecture series is a gre...

Outdoor Preshow Talks

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Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Outdoor Preshow Talks

For Mary Rippon Theatre productions

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow talk given by the Producing Artistic Director or another CSF staff expert. This is an informal tal...

Indoor Preshow Talks

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Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Indoor Preshow Talks

For University Theatre productions

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow talk given by the Producing Artistic Director or another CSF staff expert. This is an informal tal...

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

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Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Outdoor Cast Talkbacks

For Mary Rippon Theatre productions

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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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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Latest CSF education news View all news items

Feb 15, 2019

CSF announces an ambitious new…

  On Friday, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival announced an ambitious initiative to…

May 31, 2018

Colorado Shakespeare Festival Receives $25,000…

The Shakespeare in American Communities grant funds CSF's Shakespeare & Violence prevention…

May 15, 2018

DAILY CAMERA: Boulder Valley elementary…

About 150 students perform scenes in Colorado Shakespeare Festival's annual Will Power…

May 8, 2018

Colorado Shakespeare Festival to host…

Local elementary students will perform ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ at University Theatre as…

Mar 2, 2018

From Shakespeare to Saturday Night…

In 2016, Bowe Victoria Schlansker spent a week in Boulder at Shakespeare's…

Nov 2, 2017

Q&A with Hadley Kamminga-Peck

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

Oct 24, 2017

Eight Questions for CSF Teaching…

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

Sep 25, 2017

Nine Questions for Jihad Milhem

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

Mar 7, 2017

BOULDER WEEKLY: Theatrical therapy

How theater camp can change a child’s life If “all the world’s…

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.