Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Summer Camp

Summer Camp with the Bard

Session 1 Details:
Location: Mustard Seed Theater at Fontbonne University
Date: June 3 – 22, 2019
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Shows: 11-14 year old campers will produce Macbeth; 15-18 year olds will produce Henry V.
Performances at 2PM, Friday 6/21 and Saturday 6/22

Session 2 Details:
Location: Mustard Seed Theater at Fontbonne University
Date: July 8 – 27, 2019
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Show: All campers will perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performances on Friday 7/26 at 2:00 pm and Saturday 7/27 at 2 pm

CLICK HERE to register for Camp Shakespeare 2019!

All About Camp Shakespeare

Full-day workshops led by experienced Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, breathwork, stage combat, physical comedy, audition prep, and textual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on ensemble building and on the cultural significance of performing Shakespeare’s plays for a modern audience. The final week includes a free public performance for family and friends. Sessions are limited to 30 campers and are suitable for ages 11-18.

Want to work behind the scenes? Camp Shakespeare also accepts two Technical Track students each session, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Technical Track students participate alongside performance-focused campers most of the day, and assist and learn about sets, props, costumes, and other tech crucial to putting on a show. If interested, please email prior to registering to confirm availability.


Pricing & Registration

Camp Standard Tuition Members Save 10%
Camp Shakespeare, Session 1 or 2 $550 $495
Camp Shakespeare, BOTH Sessions $1025 (save $75) $923

Festival Members at the Actor level and above receive a 10% discount on Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Summer Camps. Become a member today! Discounts cannot be combined. If you are a Member, contact Allie Magee for your discount code.

Limited financial assistance is available. Please contact Allie Magee for more information prior to registering. Financial assistance is by application only, and is based on need.


Camp Director

Brianna Owens is returning to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in her sixth year with Shakespeare Squadron and Camp Shakespeare as the 2019 Camp Director. She holds a BA and MA in English Literature from California State University Sacramento. As a part of the Festival’s education programs Camp Shakespeare and the Shakespeare Squadron, she has directed Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona…

Delaney Piggins is a Theatre Artist and Lead  Teaching Artist at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis teaching with Shakespeare Squadron and the SHAKE101 program in St. Louis area schools. Delaney is currently working as an Associate Producer and Lead Teaching Artist for Shakespeare in The Streets, an original play which will premiere in Brussels, IL and Normandy, MO in September of 2019. As an actor Delaney has worked with St. Louis companies including The New Jewish Theatre, ANNONYarts, That Uppity Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and The Imaginary Theatre Company. She is a 2019 RAC Individual Artist Grant Recipient, for her study of moment work at Tectonic Theatre in NYC. Delaney’s specific interests include voice, movement, and devising as well as community outreach and body diversity in theatre.

*Denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association