Summer Camps

Shakespeare Summer Camp is a theater day camp for students who have completed grades 3 up through 12 who want to learn more about the art of theatre- and have fun!

2018 Shakespeare Camp Registration is now open!

NEW! Students can now take 1, 2 or all 3 weeks of the camp. Weeks will be further sub-divided into age groups and scenes based on registration numbers. The themes are only related to the scene study portion of the camp. Only 1 registration form is needed per student- you can select multiple weeks while registering.

Shakespeare Camp

For students who have completed grades 6 through 12

  • Week A- June 11-15: Scene Themes: Comedies from the Canon- Register Now
  • Week B- June 18-22: Scene Themes: Bard's Bloodiest- Register Now
  • Week C- June 25-29: Scene Themes: Deep Dives- Register Now

Theatre Camp

For students who have completed grades 3 through 6

  • Week D- July 9-13: Scene Themes: Comedy & Laughter- Register Now
  • Week E- July 16-20: Scene Themes: Monsters & Magic- Register Now
  • Week F- July 23-27: Scene Themes: Action & Adventure- Register Now

Other Important Information

Location and Times

Camp takes place at The Otto M. Budig Theater at 1195 Elm Street and surrounding areas from 9am-5pm each day.


The camp is directed by CSC Artistic Associate Jeremy Dubin and staffed by members of CSC Resident Ensemble of professional actors and teaching artists.  There is also a full staff of counselors who monitor students throughout the day and at lunch.

Meals at Camp

Campers must pack their own lunch and snack each day.


Auditions for the Shakespeare Camp for 6-12th graders will happen in May.  The audition helps the camp director assess camper experience levels and assign roles in advance to  give the students a chance to familiarize and work on memorization before camp starts.  For the audition, campers should prepare a 1-minute memorized (preferred but not required) Shakespeare monologue. If your student is not available on the audition day, email the camp director to arrange an appointment to audition.


All camps cost $295 for the week. Full payment is required to hold your student’s spot.  You will be redirected to a payment page after completing the registration.  Please note that there are no refunds.


Please direct all questions to Director of Creative Education Jeremy Dubin at

See what STUDENTS are saying about Cincinnati Shakespeare Summer Camp:

"Shakespeare Camp is a wonderful place because I can open up and truly be myself without having to worry about being judged. Best. Camp. Ever."

"The impact that Shakespeare Camp has on me is amazing. I come out of it feeling 500% happier and 500% better about myself. It’s the best summer camp I’ve ever done."

"My favorite thing about summer camp is the fact that it was a safe environment to make new friends and mistakes!"

"I recommend the CSC’s summer camp to anyone who not only likes acting, but also anyone who wants to feel more confident in themselves and have a lot of fun in the process!"

"Shakespeare Camp truly was a wonderful experience… the overall quality was a lot higher than that of other places… I would definitely recommend this camp to others and plan on coming back next year wholeheartedly!"

"I look forward to camp all year. The classes, the words, the friends, and the instructors make this camp a magical place."

See what PARENTS are saying about Cincinnati Shakespeare Summer Camp:

"This is the MOST excited my son has been for a summer camp EVER. He loved going every day."

"Marvelous program with remarkable staff!"

"Everything about this camp was well organized- from the communication with parents about everything a parent could think of to the daily schedule of activities for our kids, to the final performance. Thank you for providing such a supportive, educational, fun and creative experience for my daughter!"

"This is an amazing experience for my daughter her increase in confidence and composure is incredible. She was never interested in sports so she never had a good "team" experience. Her camp experience has given her that sense of pride and camaraderie working with others."

"She had not had any exposure to Shakespeare prior to Summer Camp last year and now she loves to perform and see others perform anything from Shakespeare! I am very pleased that she has an appreciation for Shakespeare at only 12 years old!!"