Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Summer Camp

Camp Shakespeare

Full-day workshops led by experienced Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, stage combat, and physical comedy. The final week includes a performance for family and friends. Sessions are limited to 30 campers.

Want to work behind the scenes? Sign up for camp and choose the technical theatre track to learn all about production and design.

All camps will be held at Crossroads College Preparatory School, 500 DeBaliviere Ave, St. Louis, MO.

Session 1: Much Ado About Nothing & Julius Caesar

June 8 – 26, 9 AM – 3 PM Ages 11 to 14 and 15 to 18

Session 2: The Comedy of Errors & Measure for Measure

July 6 – 24, 9 AM – 3 PM Ages 11 to 14 and 15 to 18

Session 3: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 27 – August 7, 9 AM – 12 PM Ages 8 to 10


Beyond the Bard

Using classical text and Shakespeare as inspiration, students experiment with scenes and monologues pulled from mythology and contemporary playwrights. Advanced acting techniques are also covered. The session ends with an informal performance for family and friends. Limited to 25 campers.

Beyond the Bard

July 27 – August 7, 9 AM – 3 PM Ages 14 to 18*
Crossroads College Prep, 500 DeBaliviere Ave, St. Louis

* Classical acting experience or approval of instructors is required


Camp Regular Pricing Members Save 10%
Camp Shakespeare, Session 1 or 2 $495 $445.50
Camp Shakespeare, Both Sessions 1 & 2 $940 (save $50) $846.00
Camp Shakespeare, Session 3 $325 $293
Beyond the Bard $350 $315.00
Online Payments - Shakespeare Weekends Festival Members receive a 10% discount on Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Summer Camps. Discounts cannot be combined. Scholarships available – please contact us for more information. Become a member today!

For more information, please contact Catie Gainor at 314-531-9800 ext. 106 or via email to


Join Shakespeare Festival’s teaching artists at special performance workshops presented in collaboration with Center for Creative Arts (COCA). Visit COCA’s website to register.

Shakespeare Stories: Kings and Fairies NEW!
Whitfield Campus: June 8 – 12, 9 AM – 3 PM
University City: June 29 – July 7*, 9 AM – 3 PM
Ages 6 to 7
The world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is full of magical, powerful characters. Through story building, theatre games, acting exercises, and art projects, campers will choose their favorite characters and create an original story to present on the final day of camp.
Shakespeare Explorers: Jesters & Fools
Whitfield Campus: June 15 – 19, 9 AM – 3 PM
University City: June 22 – 26, 9 AM – 3 PM
Ages 8 to 10
Trinculo, Feste, Touchstone, The Fool from King Lear — Shakespeare’s jesters and fools are witty, sly, irreverent, and brilliant. Students will choose their favorite and perform scenes which integrate elements of clowning, comedy, and satire, coached by a Festival Teaching Artist. Camp will culminate in a performance for family and friends.
Playing Shakespeare NEW!
Whitfield Campus: June 29 – July 2*, 9 AM – 3 PM
University City: July 27 – August 7, 9 AM – 3 PM
Ages 11 to 13
Young actors will build understanding and confidence playing Shakespeare by examining the Bard’s language through exercises and text work. Experience with classic monologues and short scenes will help students look at Shakespeare from a performance perspective by analyzing the text.
Shakespeare’s Combat
University City: June 29 – July 10*, 12:15 – 3 PM
Ages 14 to 18
Using Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Henry V, and Macbeth, students will learn elements of stage fencing, broadsword, hand-to-hand combat, and quarterstaff choreography. The learning process culminates in various Shakespeare scenes presented on the final day.

*There will be no camp on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the holiday.