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 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. 
 

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Angels and ministers of grace, defend us! Ghosts, witches, and monsters haunt the pages of Shakespeare. Get ready for Halloween by meeting some of Shakespeare’s spooks.

Saturday, October 1

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

Theatre; Register to attend.
 

Rocking Romeo and Juliet

Bitter feuds, banishment, betrayal, and doomed lovers… dive into Shakespeare’s most famous love story.

Saturday, November 5

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

FCR; Register to attend.
 

Twelfth Night and Other Celebrations

What is the Twelfth Night festival? How did people celebrate the holidays in Shakespeare’s time? Learn about and experience some Elizabethan festivities!

Saturday, December 3

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.