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Shakespeare & Company Riotous Youth Camp

70 Kemble StreetLenox, MA 01240
Phone: (413) 637-1199Email: education@shakespeare.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

• One-week Sessions: $425

Ages 6 – 12

In the Wild & Whispering Woods: a fast-paced, one-week exploration of Shakespeare's characters as they encounter all manner of unexpected hijinks, love, and mysterious creatures in the woods, using text from As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Winter’s Tale.


July 25 – 29: ages 6-8

August 15 – 19: ages 7-12


• Two-week Sessions: $800*

Ages 7 – 15

These programs are designed to incorporate voice, movement, and acting to allow students to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Participants then create a performance-piece based on their experience of the play, to share with audiences on the final day of the session.


July 5 – 15: Much Ado About Nothing

Session A: ages 7-9

Session B: ages 10-12

Session C: ages 13-15

July 18 – 29: Macbeth

Session D: ages 7-9

Session E: ages 10-12

Session F: ages 13-15

August 1 – 12: The Tempest

Session G: ages 7-9

Session H: ages 10-12

Session I: ages 13-15

*July 5 – 15 tuition is reduced to $725; no class on Monday, July 4.


• Three-week Sessions: $925

Ages 13 – 18

Riotous Company: This three-week, advanced program is designed to provide an opportunity for young actors to take the next step in their training. Actors who are heading into ninth-to-twelfth grade who have participated in Riotous Youth for at least two sessions, or have equivalent experience in other Shakespeare & Company Education programs, are eligible to apply. Classes include ensemble building, voice, movement, clown, fight, and acting. At the end of the three weeks, students will perform scenes chosen specifically for them from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.


August 1 – 19