Our Philosophy Educational Programs

Classes for ages youth to adult.

Shakespeare is For Everyone

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from studying and participating in Shakespeare and Theatre. We offer free and low-cost programs in public schools serving large numbers of low-income families; and to youth from Marin City and the Canal neighborhood. We are happy to discuss further opportunities to bring Shakespeare and Theatre to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

Scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; our goal is to include all students regardless of the ability to pay. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Why Shakespeare?

Shakespeare presents the human condition in all its infinite variety – the beauty, terror, comedy, and passion of the human spirit. His rich language, complex characters and compelling stories help us develop our critical sensitivity and emotional intelligence. It’s a lifelong journey, as our students from 5 to 75 can attest. And our professional teaching artists make Shakespeare passionately, exuberantly fun!

Marin Shakespeare Company brings Shakespeare off the page and onto the stage for thousands of students of all ages throughout the North Bay each year. We design workshops and residencies for classrooms in both public and private schools through our Will Power and Play Power programs. Our year round classes for youth, teenagers, and adults help students delve deeper into Shakespeare’s world while providing instruction in a variety of performing arts skills. Each September we offer popular Student Matinees, and the Teen Touring Company provides free Shakespeare performances at schools and community centers each winter. Programs for Adults include the professional actor training summer Intern Program, as well as workshops and classes throughout the year. Outreach provides free classes and programs for underserved youth.

For more information, call our Education Director at 415-499-4487 or email education@marinshakespeare.org.