On Tour To Your School

Invite Shakespeare In

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s touring company, comprised of six professional actors, tour 3 Shakespeare plays each year and present a variety of workshops and residency programs!

For the 2021-2022 School Year, all students in attendance must be masked during the performance in your school.

To Reserve Programs: Click here to fill out the Booking Request.  All requests must be received via the form at the button below:

On Tour to Your School

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s touring company, comprised of six professional actors, tour 3 Shakespeare plays each year.  These productions clock in under two hours, and the touring company can perform in almost any space (approximately 15’ x 20’), including gyms, theaters, and libraries. The show concludes with a question-and-answer session to allow the students to talk with the actors and gain new insight into the play.

For the 2021-2022 School Year, all students in attendance must be masked during the performance in your school.

ROMEO AND JULIET

Curriculum Connections:
What is in a name? Themes in Identity
Communication and Conflict
The Community Contract

MACBETH

Curriculum Connections:
The Witches: Catalysts of Action Or Literary Devices
Adapting Theme to Setting: Examining “The Voodoo Macbeth”
Gender and Shakespeare

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Curriculum Connections:
Examining Verse
Tropes of a Play
Identifying Character Archetypes

More Information

Running Time: Less than two hours, including Q&A with the cast
Audience Size: Up to 500 depending on performance space
Recommended Audience: Varies by each title, usually 6th grade and up.
Cost: $750 per productions, $650 for a second performance of the same play on the same day
Email to discuss further discounts for 3+ performances

Contact education@cincyshakes.com to book

In Your Classroom

Workshops and Residencies

Get your students out from behind their desks and up on their feet with exercises and activities led by professional actors and teaching artists from CSC. Our workshops allow students to examine literature from the inside out, giving them the opportunity to direct a scene, stage a fight, and so much more. Choose from a catalog of workshops, or let us design a custom experience tailored to your particular classroom needs.

RUNNING TIME: One class period up to one full day. Residencies of multiple days/weeks are available—please call to discuss.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: 5th grade and up
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE SIZE: Varies, call to discuss
COST: $100 and up, depending on length of program and classroom size. Package discounts will apply when adding a workshop to an educational matinee and/or touring company performance!

45 Minute Shakespeare Express

Bring the irreplaceable electricity of live performance not only into your school, but right into your classroom! Shakespeare Express offers condensed, interactive versions of some of Shakespeare’s most popular curriculum titles. For 2021-2022, we are presenting "Twelfth Night". This abridged adaptation will combine original text and songs with some decidedly modern touches, and of course, CSC’s trademark interactive style. We’ll bring the students right into the middle of the action, taking them on a music-filled, whirlwind tour of the wacky town of Illyria, and the even wackier characters who inhabit it. These bell-length performances are specifically designed to fit within your classroom and your class period, requiring no more preparation than sliding around a few desks. There’s even time for an actor-led discussion and Q&A following the show. Bringing Shakespeare to your school has never been easier.

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes (fits into your regular class schedule)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: 5th grade and up
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE SIZE: Up to 150 depending on performance space
COST: $375 per performance, $325 for each additional performance on the same day

To Reserve Programs: Click here to fill out the Booking Request.  All requests must be received via the form at the button below:

Any questions? Email education@cincyshakes.com