Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is committed to inviting young voices to join the conversation about Shakespeare, the classics, and drama.  We reach nearly 30,000 students every year with our education and outreach programs.  We bring Shakespeare into classrooms and community centers with engaging and exciting performances and workshops.   We do this by offering programs for schools and community centers in their school, offering programs at the theater as well as offering acting classes and camps for adults and teens.
Elementary Education
NEW for the 2015-2016 School Year- CSC Now Offering Elementary Programs! 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Young Audiences- This 45 minute interactive touring show takes your students through the magical world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with three professional CSC actors. With a mix of Shakespeare’s poetry and modern language, it’s got fairies, wacky Athenians, puppets, and all your favorite moments from Shakespeare’s classic tale. There are even opportunities for your students can be a part of the action!
Grades K-5
Seats up to 500 students depending on performance space
1st performance: $375
Each additional performance that day: $150

Bard in a Box- This interactive workshop brings the classic tale of A Midsummer Night’s Dream into your classroom and makes your students the stars! One professional CSC actor brings costumes and walks your students through Shakespeare’s classic tale by having them acting out our favorite Midsummer characters. It’s a Bard-boat-load of fun!  Accommodates up to 30 students per workshop.
Single Workshop: $150
Each additional workshop that day: $75

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At The Theater

Educational Matinees- BOOK NOW!

Join us for an Educational Matinee!  Bring your school group on a field trip to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to attend a weekday matinee of our mainstage performances at the reduced price of only $12/ ticket!  The dates and available shows can be found on the Educational Matinees page.


In Your School- Book Now!

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Two Hours’ Traffic

Six professional actors from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Touring Company are on tour, performing Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth for the 2015-2016 school year.
One up to six Cincinnati Shakespeare Company actors visit your classroom to perform and discuss scenes, enriching your learning environment.
Why Shakespeare?
A 45-minute comedic showcase of Shakespearean scenes and information about the Bard and his relevance today. A great introduction to classroom Shakespeare studies!
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FREE Shakespeare in the Park

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Each school year for PROJECT38, CSC collaborates with 38 different area schools, giving each school one of the 38 plays in Shakespeare’s canon.  The program culminates in the PROJECT38 Festival at the end of the school year. a multi-day celebration in which all the students will gather, and share what they’ve created with each other, their schools, family and friends and with the community at large. Click here to learn more.

Summer Camps

Registration for 2016 is now open!
Shakespeare Summer Camp is a one-week theater day camp for middle school and high school students who want to learn more about the art of theatre. Campers work with members of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Resident Ensemble (including Actor’s Equity members), learning acting, stage combat, movement, and text analysis for the actor. This exciting camp has grown into a three-tiered program for students of all levels of experience. Hosted by Xavier University in the Gallagher Student Center, Shakespeare Summer Camp is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Learn More

Acting Classes

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a variety of educational experiences taught by CSC Resident Actors.
Act Out: Acting classes for junior high and high school students
Act Up: Acting classes for adult, educators and college students
Act Bard: Our long-running Groundlings and Groundlings Junior ensemble courses.
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Education Contact

Jeanna Vella
Director of Education and Communications
(513) 381- 2273 x. 3202
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