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

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.

 

Celebrate Shakespeare

Join us in wishing Shakespeare a happy 452nd birthday and celebrate Shakespeare's life and work.

Saturday, April 2

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

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Shakespeare's Great Outdoors

It's almost Mother's Day! Come read poetry in the garden of the Folger and enjoy the beauty of nature and Shakespeare.

Saturday, May 7

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

Theatre; Register to attend. 

 

Kings and Conflicts in Shakespeare

Put up your sword! Do you have what it takes to be a king? Learn some stage combat and fight for your crown.

Saturday, June 4

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.