Summer Camps We make Shakespeare fun!

Shakespeare’s Stories (ages 5 – 7)
Young Company (ages 8 – 12)
Tennis/Drama Camps (ages 8 – 14)
Classes for Teenagers (13+)
Summer Intern Programs

For more information, contact Education Director Beth Fouts at 415-499-4487 or

2020 Summer Schedule

Shakespeare’s Stories (ages 5 – 7)

Very young children will learn the stories and characters of Shakespeare’s plays through story-telling, creative dramatics and theatre games.

July 6 – 10, Shakespeare’s Characters of the Woods
July 13 – 17, Shakespeare’s Characters of the Towns
July 20 – 24, Shakespeare’s Characters of the Castles

One-week sessions Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon.
514 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Tuition: $220 per session.
Sign up for one session or all three!

Summer Classes


Young Company (ages 8 – 12)

We make it fun for children to explore Shakespeare’s exciting characters, language and stories. Each session culminates in a performance of an abbreviated Shakespeare play.

June 15 – 26, Troilus and Cressida, 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.
July 6 – 17, Comedy of Errors, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.
July 13 – 24, Romeo and Juliet, San Ramon Elementary School, 45 San Ramon Way, Novato.
July 20 – 31, Julius Caesar, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.
July 27 – August 7, Comedy of Errors, 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.
August 3 – 14, Romeo and Juliet, 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.

Two week sessions Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. Tuition: $650

The art of stage swordplay


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

Tennis/Drama Camp (ages 8 – 14)

Spend mornings onstage at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre taking drama classes that explore improvisation, ensemble building, character creation, and playing a scene. Spend afternoons taking group tennis lessons. The camp culminates with a performance on the Forest Meadows stage.

Drama Instructors – Marin Shakespeare Company Teaching Artists.  Tennis Instructor: Geoff Martinez (bio and photo below).

June 22 – July 10
Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. Tuition: $990.


Summer Performance – Troilus and Cressida (ages 13 – 19)

 Work with a professional director to rehearse and perform Shakespeare’s cynical play about love, honor, and pride in a time of war. Dig deep into Shakespeare’s language and ideas, while honing acting skills and making new friends.

July 6 – 24
Mondays through Fridays from noon to 4 pm.
514 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Tuition: $630.


Bikes & the Bard
(ages 13 – 19)

Start the week right with a Monday mountain bike ride with your favorite theatre nerds! Explore the outdoors, warm up for rehearsal, and adventure alongside fellow actors, students, and crew! The ride schedule fits perfectly around the noon start of our Teen Performance Camp, but you do not have to be enrolled in another MSC camp to enjoy Bikes and the Bard!
New this year, Marin Shakespeare Company is partnering with
Trips for Kids Marin to offer a series of bike rides for our community of young theatre-makers.

Mondays July 6, 13, and 20 — sign up for one, or all three! Cost: $35/trip.
Meets at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.


We offer a Summer Technical Intern Program for high school students and young adults, providing training in all aspects of technical theatre.

We also offer a Summer Acting Intern Program for students age 18 and older, providing professional actor training and performance opportunities.

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


Meet Tennis Instructor Geoff Martinez!

Geoff Martinez is a former ATP World ranked player and 6-time national champion.  He has competed in two US Opens and has represented the United States 5 times in international competition.  He is certified by the USPTA.  Past and current teaching experience includes:
-Head Professional at the West End Tennis Club, Torrance CA
-Women’s Assistant Coach, USC
-Marin Academy Varsity Head Tennis Coach
-Marin Tennis Club Teaching Professional
Geoff enjoys teaching players of all ages and abilities with his “Tennis as E-Z as 123” method.  He is known for his enthusiastic teaching style partnered with large amounts of patience.