Youth Shakespeare is a family experience. If your child joins a performance team, you’ll have the vicarious pleasure of being part of your child's engagement with some of the greatest writing ever composed. Warning: enthusiasm for Shakespeare can be contagious!

There is no fee for participation in the program, but your assistance with running lines and getting memorized will be invaluable, as well as showing up for performances!

In Shakespeare’s plays, the words are more beautiful and also slightly more challenging, but everything also seems more passionate and to have greater meaning than how we speak today.
— Brooke Bauer— Festival student