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

 

Midsummer Madness in Winter

Imagine a magical forest filled with fairies, players, and lost lovers. Recreate scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and try not to end up on the wrong side of Puck's mischief!

Saturday, January 2

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

Registration is closed.

Our January program is full, so we are not taking any additional registrations. However, sometimes people’s schedules change, so we are happy to add you to our waiting list. Please email Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger (cstanger@folger.edu) to be added to the waiting list.
 

Living the Shakespeare Life

2016 is a big year for Shakespeare – it’s the 400th anniversary of his death! Learn all about Shakespeare’s life, from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London, and find out how the world’s greatest playwright lived.

Saturday, February 6

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

Theatre; Register to attend.
 

Merry Women of Shakespeare

Are you a fan of Beatrice or Ophelia? What about Viola, Juliet, or Kate? In honor of Women’s History Month, explore your favorite heroines from the works of Shakespeare.

Saturday, March 5

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

Theatre; 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.