Photo by Jay Yamada


Our Shakespeare Conservatory classes take place safely outside at the Bruns Amphitheater for grades 6-12. Students develop and improve their performing 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!

Reminder: Every camper will receive Two Complimentary Tickets to our September production of As You Like It!

Conservatory is underway!

3-week session Performances

at Bruns Amphitheater
Friday, June 28th 
Fortune Artists: 11:00am-12:00pm
Queen’s Own: 12:45-1:45pm

2-week session Performances

at Bruns Amphitheater
Friday, August 2nd 
Royal Mariners: 10am
Fortune Artists: 11am
Queen’s Own: 12:30pm

*No camp on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Conservatory sessions are held in person, outdoors, following social distance and masking guidelines as outlined by the Contra Costa County Health Department and the CDC.

Participants spend the morning playing and creating in a wide variety of theater disciplines, taught by working theater professionals. They then spend their afternoons in rehearsals, cultivating, crafting, and putting their newly-acquired skills to the test in fully-staged Shakespeare performances. The experience culminates in Shakespeare performances for family and friends at the end of the program on the famous Bruns stage.


Conservatory participants receive complimentary tickets to at least one Cal Shakes production as well as discounts to other productions. 

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Sidney E. Frank Foundation, and the Dale Family Fund.

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