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Sign up for Summer 2024!

For Ages 9-12 and 13-19: Students exercise and experiment with Shakespeare’s plots, poetry, and practical jokes in each morning Studio Session. 

For Ages 15-19: Students take the stage in the afternoon Performing Session, culminating in an abridged production of As You Like It performed in Shakespeare’s Glen!

Class sizes are limited to 20 students each session.

The sign-up deadline is May 17, 2024

Morning Studio: Start-Up Shakespeare  (Ages 9-12)

  • $200/week
  • June 3-7 and June 10-14 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

In this exploratory camp, students will learn to embrace their 3 Actor Tools — Body, Voice, and Imagination —  to engage with Shakespearean scripts, stagecraft, and stage combat (en guarde!). They will use their toolboxes to prepare a Synopsized Shakespeare Showcase at the end of the week (Friday at 11 a.m.) — friends and family members are welcome!

Register – Ages 9-12

Morning Studio: Shakespeare Stage-Craft (Ages 13-19)

  • $200/week
  • June 17-21 and June 24-28 (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Hungry for Solid Shakespeare Study? Throughout multiple intensive sessions, students will train in the Acting and Vocal techniques used by professional Shakespeare performers. These skills will serve to create a Scenic Showcase performed at the end of the week (Friday at 11 a.m.) — friends and family members are welcome! 

Performing Ensemble Session: Teen Green Show (Ages 15-19)

  • $250/week
  • June 3-28 (12:30-3:30 p.m.)

Students will rehearse and perform an abridged As You Like It, to be performed on Friday nights in Shakespeare’s Glen! This “Green Show” will precede the mainstage production in the Park and provide the St. Louis audience with a synopsized version of the show!

The play is specifically engineered to ensure every student has a substantial role/position in the production. This is an amazing opportunity for aspiring theater professionals!

Register Ages 13-19

Festival Members at the Actor level and above receive a 10% discount on Shakespeare Festival  Summer Camps. Become a member today!

Limited financial assistance is available. For questions about the programs or to apply for financial aid, contact Hannah Baartman at

Session Scholarships are available to High School Students as part of the Shakespeare Studio Apprenticeship Program. Apply by May 17.

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“[My son} had an opportunity to do a Shakespeare camp this week. He got in the car at the end of every session positively GLOWING… The kids all did such a great job – they were so well prepared and obviously filled with joy. We’re excited for next year!” – Ruth S.

“My son was in camp with you this past summer and just absolutely loved every minute of it.” – Emily B.

“Appreciate your dedication to cultivating young creatives!” – Amanda D.

Meet the Staff

Camp Location

Festival Rehearsal Hall

3333 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO, USA

Located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, the Festival’s office space includes a costume shop and spacious rehearsal studio on the second floor of 3333 where the camp will take place.

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