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! 

 

 

 

2017-18 Schedule

 

2017

 

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.

 

2018

 

Celebrate Twelfth Night!

Get festive with Twelfth Night traditions.

Saturday, January 6

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

Foulke Room; Register to attend.

 

How to be a Shakespearean Actor

Develop your acting skills, 1800’s style.

Saturday, February 3

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

Founders Room; Register to attend.

 

Printers School

Learn the art of book printing.

Saturday, March 3

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

Foulke Room; Register to attend.

 

"Will you walk?"

Try your hand at Shakespearean stage fighting.

Saturday, April 7

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Junior Scholars

Learn about the types of rare books at the Folger before exploring the Reading Room at noon!

Saturday, May 5

11AM-12PM: (Recommended Ages 5-14 combined for this program)

Founders Room; Register to attend.

 

"Dressing old words new"

Make Shakespeare's poetic language your own.

Saturday, June 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.