Shakespeare in Action Workshops

Folger Education believes that the best way for students to understand Shakespeare’s language is to play with his words.

Our Shakespeare in Action workshops are interactive and lively learning programs that give students the opportunity to participate in our nationally-recognized active language learning techniques.

Workshops take place in the Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre or in our audition and rehearsal space. Each workshop is tailored to the needs of the student group and led by a team of Folger Docents.

Student Visit

The Basics

  • 90 minutes long
  • Offered on select dates at 10am and 12pm
  • The workshops are designed for classes or groups of students from 1st to 12th grade.
  • Use performance-based learning to unlock the language of Shakespeare's works.
  • There is a $100 fee per workshop.
  • We can provide a free tour before or after your workshop.

If you have more than 60 students, please consider booking two workshops as we cannot guarantee that every student will get a chance to get on stage/participate.

How to Book a Workshop

Please fill out the form below. We will then review your request and send a confirmation letter and an invoice once your date is confirmed.

We ask that all requests are made at least 2 weeks prior to the preferred date; it gives our docents enough time to prepare for your visit.


More information

For more information or to book a workshop, contact Kate Haase at (202) 675-0316 or khaase@folger.ed


Shakespeare in Action Workshop Request Form

Group Leader Information
The main point-of-contact for this visit
A number where you can be reached during the day of the visit
Group Information
Workshop Dates
Please enter a first choice, second choice, and third choice for your workshop day and time.

Available dates for 2017: September 5, September 6, September 7, September 8, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 11, October 12, October 16, October 18, October 19, October 23, October 31, November 6, November 13, November 14, November 20, November 29, December 5, December 6, December 7, December 8

Available dates for 2018: January 30, January 31, February 1, February 5, February 6, February 7, February 9, March 22, March 26, March 27, March 28, March 30, April 2, April 3, April 4, April 6, April 30, May 1, May 2, May 3, June 4, June 5, June 8, June 11, June 12

First Choice Date/Time

E.g., April 21, 2018
Click inside the box to see calendar and select date.

Second Choice Date/Time

E.g., April 21, 2018
Click inside the box to see calendar and select date.

Third Choice Date/Time

E.g., April 21, 2018
Click inside the box to see calendar and select date.
Workshop Details
Please note that Shakespeare’s plays cover a variety of topics, some of which can cause discomfort.