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MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Stratford Festival Theatre Arts Camp includes year-round programming intended to give participants the chance to learn collaboratively and experientially alongside their peers. Taught by professional teaching artists, participants enjoy a variety of classes, workshops, discussion, rehearsal and theatre-going. Past participants report that our camps have helped them to increase their self-confidence, further develop their skills as theatre artists and make new friends. In our programming, we aim to provide supportive communities of learning that emphasize having fun and creative playmaking.

Want to learn more? See what some of our Theatre Arts Camp participants have to say about their experience here.

“This program has surpassed all of our expectations. It is truly remarkable. I can’t thank you enough for the experience that my daughter will cherish for a lifetime! She has already asked if she can do it again next summer!” – Nina, parent

“The Stratford Festival teaching artists, Qianna and Brittany, were some of the kindest and most helpful people I have ever met. I loved all the games we played and all the cool tips I learned. I was never really interested in Shakespeare, but now I love it.” – Participant, Shakespeare Weekend Intensive

“This camp was so awesome. I met so many friends. I gained more confidence. I grew as both an actor and as a human.” – Participant, Musical Theatre Training Program

For more information contact the Education Department at educate@stratfordfestival.ca. or 519.271.4040, ext. 2293.

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOTE: All are welcome to take part in Stratford Festival education programs. We are working to remove barriers and ensure anyone who wants to participate can. Full and partial financial assistance is available for those who require it.  Financial assistance application forms can be found online using the link below.  Please submit your application prior to registration.

Application for Financial Assistance

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Virtual Shakespeare Weekend: Grades 9-12

July 8 to 10 (12:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

This three-day intensive program provides young people with the opportunity to explore one of Shakespeare's plays in depth. They will actively explore the text, characters and themes of the production from an actor's perspective.

This program includes access to the library of Stratford On Film Shakespeare productions on Stratfest@Home.

Participants will participate virtually via Zoom and, as such, will require:

  • A computer or tablet able to run a recent version of a web browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  • A reliable high-speed internet connection.
  • A webcam (internal or external), digital camera, or similar device, to stream video.
  • A microphone (internal or external) to record audio, plus speakers or headphones.
  • Minimum floor space at home of approx. 8' x 8' in which to move.


Cost:
This program is Pay-What-You-Wish (PWYW), with a suggested payment of $125 +tax.  If you are able to give more, please consider doing so in order to pay it forward.

To Register: Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.  After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to complete in order to finalize your registration.

 

Virtual Shakespeare Weekend: Grades 6-8

July 15 to 17 (12:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

This three-day intensive program provides young people with the opportunity to explore one of Shakespeare's plays in depth. They will actively explore the text, characters and themes of the production from an actor's perspective.

This program includes access to the library of Stratford On Film Shakespeare productions on Stratfest@Home.

Participants will participate virtually via Zoom and, as such, will require:

  • A computer or tablet able to run a recent version of a web browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  • A reliable high-speed internet connection.
  • A webcam (internal or external), digital camera, or similar device, to stream video.
  • A microphone (internal or external) to record audio, plus speakers or headphones.
  • Minimum floor space at home of approx. 8' x 8' in which to move.


Cost:
This program is Pay-What-You-Wish (PWYW), with a suggested payment of $125 +tax.  If you are able to give more, please consider doing so in order to pay it forward.

To Register: Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.  After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to complete in order to finalize your registration.

 

OVERNIGHT SUMMER SESSIONS

Shakespeare Focus: July 3 to 9

Shakespeare Focus sessions provide participants with the opportunity to explore the foundations of Shakespeare's work. The curriculum includes an emphasis on voice, language, physicality and performance. Through guided exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own adaptation of one of his classics.

Grades 7 and 8
Includes a ticket to three Festival performances.

The week will culminate in a short performance by the participants for family and friends.

All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $1,550 +tax

To Register: 

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.*

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 


Please note:
Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines

Musical Theatre Focus: July 10 to 16

Musical Theatre Focus sessions provide participants with the opportunity to explore the foundations of musical theatre through to 2022. The curriculum includes an emphasis on voice, dance and storytelling. Through guided exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own performance, featuring original text and a selection of well-known songs from the musical theatre canon.

Grades 7 and 8
Includes a ticket to three Festival performances.
The week will culminate in a short performance by the participants for family and friends.
All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $1,700

To Register:

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.*

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 


Please note: Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines

Shakespeare Intensive: July 3 to 16

Shakespeare Intensive sessions provide participants with a more rigorous exploration of classical theatre. The curriculum builds on the foundations of Shakespearean performance with a focus on developing the participants' performance skills through voice, text and movement. With individual and ensemble-based exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own adaptation of one of Shakespeare's classics.

Grades 9 to 12
Includes a ticket to five Festival performances.

The week will culminate in a short performance by the participants for family and friends.

All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $2,650
To Register: 

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.*

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $250 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 


Please note: Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines

Musical Theatre Intensive: July 17 to 30

Musical Theatre Intensive sessions provide participants with a more rigorous exploration of the musical theatre genre. The curriculum builds on the foundations of musical theatre performance with a focus on developing the participants' performance skills through vocal music, choreography and scriptwriting. With individual and ensemble exercises, workshops and rehearsal, participants will learn and stage their own performance, featuring original text and a selection of well-known songs from the musical theatre canon. 

Grades 9 to 12
Includes a ticket to five Festival performances.
The week will culminate in a short performance by the participants for family and friends.
All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $2,800
To Register:

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.* 

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $250 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 

 

Please note: Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines

Theatre Production: July 17 to 22

The Theatre Production session provides participants with a more rigorous exploration of what goes on behind-the-scenes in the theatre.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore several different areas of theatre production with professionals working at the Stratford Festival.

Grades 8 to 12
Includes a ticket to four Festival performances.
The week will culminate in a short presentation by the participants for family and friends.
All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $1,550
To Register:

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.*

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 

 

Please note: Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

 

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines

Playwriting Program: July 5 to 29*

Led by a professional playwright, this program invites young writers to develop creative playwriting techniques to express their original ideas. Working collaboratively and on their own, participants will experiment with different writing exercises, styles and genres in order to bring a script from page to stage.

*This program is a combination of virtual sessions and a week on site in the overnight program. The program will start with 6 evening virtual sessions from July 5 to 21 (Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m.) followed by an overnight week in-person in Stratford from July 24 to 29.

Grades 8 to 12
Includes a ticket to three Festival performances.

The program culminates in a reading of participants' original work by members of the Stratford Festival acting company for family and friends.
All meals, performance tickets and accommodation are included in the session price.

Cost: $1,800
To Register: 

Please secure your spot with payment using the button below.*

After payment is made, you will receive a follow-up email with the Registration Form to submit in order to complete your registration.

*When paying, you will be given the option to pay the full amount or to create a payment plan to divide the payment into 3 installments as follows: $25 immediately upon registration; $150 deposit charged 30 days after registration; balance charged on June 1st, 2022.

 

 

Please note: Your registration will not be complete until both the fee has been paid and the registration form is received. Once the complete registration is received a confirmation of registration will be sent to you with a welcome package to the program.

 

Information Sheet

COVID-19 Guidelines