Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone! Folger offers programs for all ages and encourages families to experience Shakespeare’s language together.

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Photo Credit: 
Molly Johnson, 2014

Shake Up Your Saturdays

Shakespeare in America

Shakespeare has been part of the American conversation right from the start. Celebrate America’s birthday and check out some ways Shakespeare is connected  to American culture and history.

Saturday, July 2

10:00-11:00 am: Recommended Ages 5-7
11:00-12:00 pm: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Much Ado about Shakespeare

Sigh no more, ladies (and gents) – come to the Folger theater to exercise your matchmaking skills and perform scenes from Shakespeare’s romantic comedies.

Saturday, August 6

10:00-11:00 am: Recommended Ages 5-7
11:00-12:00 pm: Recommended Ages 8-14

FCR; Register to attend.

 

Shakespeare and Celebrities

Shakespeare isn’t the only author who became famous. Come take a look at the ways Shakespeare and Jane Austen became celebrities.

Saturday, September 3

10:00-11:00 am: Recommended Ages 5-7
11:00-12:00 pm: Recommended Ages 8-14

FCR; Register to attend. 

 

Shakespeare for Seniors

Folger Education brings lively, interactive workshops to the senior community. These programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for seniors to be immersed in the words and world of William Shakespeare.

Program offerings include:

  • Elizabethan life and times
  • Shakespeare and his theater
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: history and the collection

These workshops are available individually ($150) or as a four-part series ($400). For more information or to book a workshop, contact us at educate@folger.edu.