Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone!

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

 

Molly Shakespeare cropped.jpg

Photo Credit: 
Molly Johnson, 2014

 

 

Shake Up Your Saturdays

Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun! 

 

 

2017 Schedule

United States of Shakespeare

"To Liberty!" Explore American history using Shakespeare.

Saturday, July 1

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Bantering Bard

Win a battle of wits with Shakespeare's comical come-backs.

Saturday, August 5

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Junior Scholars

Learn to be a scholar! Learn about books, manuscripts, and the Reading Room at the Folger.

Saturday, September 2

11-12PM: Recommended Ages 5-14 (Groups will be separated by age, but will happen simultaneously)

Followed by a 12pm Reading Room Tour

Foulke Conference Room; Register to attend.

 

Supernatural Shakespeare

"Eye of newt and toe of frog!" Get spooky with Shakespeare's ghosts and witches.

Saturday, October 7

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

By Tale or History

Explore Shakespeare's history plays with his mean monarchs and kind kings.

Saturday, November 4

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

I Take My Leave

"Parting is such sweet sorrow"... or is it? Practice your dramatic exit with Shakespeare's farewells.

Saturday, December 2

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: 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.