Since launching, Artistic Learning has

served over 77,000 young people from

diverse Bay Area communities.


Summer Conservatory

Students (grades 6-12) will develop and improve their performative skills by studying with Bay Area experts in such areas as Acting, Voice, Movement, Text Analysis and more, all while rehearsing one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays for a performance on the Bruns stage! Classes will take place outdoors following Covid safety guidelines

For Teachers

“We come here to break apart texts, and maybe our whole selves while we’re at it. Then we rebuild. Together."

Nurture a culture of learning as both teacher and student by taking advantage of our Artistic Learning programs. We offer resources like educator discounts, networking events, professional development trainings, and interactive study guides

Teen & Adult Classes

"Philippa Kelly's Shakespeare In-Depth has been a crucial part of my life!"

From Shakespeare to structural design to outdoor stage combat, Cal Shakes has expanded its educational platform for students of all ages.

At the Theater

“That was amazing! I never thought this story could be my story."

Inspire appreciation for theater with a student matinee field trip! Every year, thousands of kids from all over the Bay Area and beyond join us for a day at Cal Shakes, which includes

an interactive Teacher’s Guide, fun activities at the theater before the show, and a Q&A after the show with the actors.

In the Classroom

“Theater is a fun and cool way to express yourself in a productive way...the program changed my life!"

We help Shakespeare come alive! Research shows: enhancing learning with art yields powerful results in a short amount of time. Our teaching artists partner with teachers in subjects like English, history, acting, or stage combat.

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