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Shakespeare After-school Programs

In our after-school classes, students explore and experience some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, while building skills in teamwork and self-expression. We investigate Elizabethan insults and compliments and jump into the buffoonery of the comedies and exaggeration of the tragedies. Students develop their understanding of the plays through acting, voice, movement, and text analysis, then apply their newfound skills in a performance of their scene work for family and friends.

We currently offer the following after-school classes in 8-to-12 week sessions:
Intro to Theater (Grades 3-5)
Intro to Shakespeare (Grades 3–5)

After-school classes* are only offered at the request of the school.  If your school would like to have Cal Shakes at your location or have any questions, please contact Artistic Learning Programs Manager Indiia Wilmott at 510-809-3293 or

*All After-school classes are subject to minimum participation requirements. In the event that Cal Shakes must cancel a class due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.

Cal Shakes Workshops

Cal Shakes offers customizable workshops for your students in a variety of theatrical skills, including acting, movement, Shakespearean text, voice, stage combat, improvisation, clowning, and physical comedy and others. For more information or to schedule a workshop for your school please contact Artistic Learning Programs Manager, Indiia Wilmott @ 510.809.3293 or

Artistic Learning Programs Manager Indiia Wilmott
510-809-3293 or

Cost is variable depending on location and age group.