Classes for ages youth to adult.Education Programs in and after school lead thousands of elementary, middle and high school students into their hearts, onto the stage, and into the spotlight.

Our programs are designed to engage and excite students of all ages.  We work in partnership with public school teachers to deliver powerful relevant curriculum. We serve low-income families and system-impacted youth, with a philosophy that every child should be able to participate regardless of the ability to pay.

School Programs

Student Matinees


Summer Camps

Teen Touring Company

Photos from Teen Touring Company productions since 1997

Apprenticeship Programs

Discovery Guides

Scholarships & Policies


Learning Resources – This page has resources for learning more about some of the things we care deeply about at Marin Shakespeare Company.

Resources for Teaching Shakespeare – great resources compiled by Online College

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. Our Drama Therapy-inspired programs provide opportunities for highly at-risk youth in and out of carceral institutions to build self-confidence and hope. 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