Summer Camps We make Shakespeare fun!

2021 Summer Schedule

Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, plans may change. We will conduct our camps in accordance will all County and State rules and regulations. Camps will be limited to no more than 15 campers each, and be a minimum of 3 weeks.

We encourage you to read our Summer Camp Safety Protection Plan 2021 (as of June 14, 2021) and let us know if you have any questions.  And we encourage you to sign up for these camps as soon as possible, since space is limited.

Campers will enjoy:
   • Physical games and activities
   • Learning about and performing Shakespeare
   • Interacting safely with peers
   • Skilled and caring Teaching Artists

 Summer Classes


2021 In Person Youth Camps (ages 8 – 12)

We make it fun for children to explore Shakespeare’s exciting characters, language and stories. Instruction will focus on creative play, character creation, and rehearsal, culminating in a performance of an abbreviated Shakespeare play.

3-week Young Company sessions, San Rafael (ages 8 – 12):
June 14 – July 2
, Macbeth
July 5 – July 23, Twelfth Night
July 26 – August 13, Henry V
Monday through Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: San Rafael (stay tuned for details)


2021 In-Person Teen Camp (ages 12 – 19)

Work with a professional director to rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy. Dig deep into Shakespeare’s language and ideas, while honing acting skills and making new friends.

July 5 – July 23, Much Ado About Nothing
Monday through Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: San Rafael (stay tuned for details)


2021 Virtual Teen Camp (ages 12 – 19)

3-week Virtual Shakespeare Camp for Teenagers
June 14 – July 2
, Hamlet
Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Tuition: $675.



The art of stage swordplay

We do not have any Shakespeare’s Stories camps planned at this time.

Shakespeare’s Stories (ages 5 – 7)

Very young children will learn the stories and characters of Shakespeare’s plays through story-telling, creative dramatics, theatre games, and creative projects. A fun way to introduce children to the plays, and spark young imaginations.

Summer Camp Videos:
A video of the summer camp performance on July 21, 2017 is available here, courtesy of parent Christine Jones:
Much Ado About Nothing Young Company Performance
A video of the summer camp performance on August 3, 2012 is available here, courtesy of parent Eric Cutter:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Young Company Performance

We typically offer a Summer Technical Intern Program for high school students and young adults, providing training in all aspects of technical theatre. This program will not be offered in 2021.

We also offer a Summer Actor Training Program for students age 18 and older, providing professional actor training and performance opportunities. This program will be offered in a modified virtual format in 2021.

For information on any of our Education Programs contact our Education Director at 415-499-4487 or

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.