Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone!

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

 

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! 

Program Locations:

Elizabethan Theatre: The Elizabethan Theatre is located in the main building of the Folger Shakespeare Library at 201 East Capitol Street, SE. Please enter through the doors closest to 3rd Street.

Foulke Conference Room: The Foulke Conference Room is our rehearsal space. It is located in the building at 301 East Capitol Street, SE, on the corner of East Capitol SE and 3rd Street SE. 

Founders' Room: The Founders' Room is located in the main building of the Folger Shakespeare Library at 201 East Capitol Street, SE. Please enter through the doors closest to 2nd Street, SE.

 

2018 Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Starting July 7, 2018 we have adjusted the age range of the 10am and 11am programs to improve the overall experience. Stay tuned for new programs designed for middle school and high school participants.

“Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain”

Explore the sun and storms of Shakespeare’s worlds.

Saturday, September 1

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Foulke Conference Room; Register to attend.

NOTE: This program has a limited number of spots. Please register and receive a confirmation before attending.

 

Deception & Disguise

Hide your true self and see what mayhem you can bring.

Saturday, October 6

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Foulke Conference Room; Register to attend.

NOTE: This program has a limited number of spots. Please register and receive a confirmation before attending.

 

“Cram thee with more food” 

Bite into Shakespeare’s words and Elizabethan table manners.

Saturday, November 3

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Theatre; Register to attend.

NOTE: This program has a limited number of spots. Please register and receive a confirmation before attending.

 

"Music, moody food"

Play with music, song, and dance in the worlds of Shakespeare's plays.

Saturday, December 1

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 4-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 7-11

Foulke Conference Room; Register to attend.

NOTE: This program has a limited number of spots. Please register and receive a confirmation before attending.

 

Check back for more upcoming programs!

 

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.