These fun and inspiring 2- and 3-week summer theatre programs introduce students ages 7 to 17 to Shakespeare's language, his stories, characters, and themes using imaginative and playful methods. Riotous Company is a more advanced 3-week program for high school students.
TO ENROLL: Scroll down to see program dates and enrollment links.
From July 8 to July 19: The Taming of the Shrew
Session A: 7-9 Age Group
Session B: 10-12 Age Group
Session C: 13-15 Age Group
From July 22 to August 2: Twelfth Night
Session D: 7-9 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session E: 10-12 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session F: 13-15 Age Group SOLD OUT
From August 12- August 23: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Session G: 7-9 Age Group SOLD OUT
Session H: 10-12 Age Group
From August 12- August 23: Henry V
Session I: 10-12 Age Group
A 3-week advanced program designed for high school-age actors who wish to take the next step in their actor training. Classes may include: Ensemble building, Voice Work, Movement, Clown, Stage Fight, Acting At the conclusion of the program, students perform scenes from a number of Shakespeare’s plays.
Extended Days run from 3:00-5:00 pm in the same location where your student's Riotous Youth day is held.
Generally, every Extended Day will begin with time for a snack, a rest, and a recharge. Then, we will move into about an hour’s worth of unique programming: these structured lessons might feature a stage combat or movement workshop, an interactive look at a significant moment in theatre history, theater games, design workshops, and art afternoons. We will reserve some time at the ends of our Extended Days for periods of free choice: students may continue exploring the afternoon’s lesson, read or draw, chat with their friends, or even receive help with learning their lines for their Riotous Youth scenes and monologues.
A student can be signed up for one day, or the entire session. Students must be enrolled in
the Riotous Youth Program to attend. Extended Day does not take place on Riotous Youth Performance days.
Hours*: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm-5:00pm.
Cost: $25 per day/per student
*Please note, for sessions that take place at Lenox High School, we are unable to offer an Extended Day on Mondays.
You can enroll your child in Riotous Youth online HERE.
To make additional payments, please use the red button at top of this page.
To enroll your child in the extended day option online, you must first complete the regular enrollment form above and then fill out the Extended Day enrollment form HERE.
If you prefer to mail in your enrollment form. Use the links below
"Riotous Youth is one of the best summer camps in the region. My kids love 'the awesome teachers who make it really fun and include everyone'. As a parent, I love that they teach the kids to really understand the Shakespeare play performed, and perhaps most importantly, I love seeing the clear confidence boost my kids gain by the end of camp." -Riotous Youth Parent, Summer 2017
Megan Marchione at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 637-1199 ext. 172
Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.