California Shakespeare Theater stands in solidarity with our partner schools and educators throughout the United States, and fully support the collective decisions to close school campuses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to support students’ continued learning during this time of campus closures, we would like to offer our library of in depth study guides available to teachers and students everywhere. Please feel free to share these resources widely.
In conjunction with our Student Matinee and Classroom Residency programs, we offer several free resources to educators. Make Shakespeare come alive, dive deep into the world of our plays, and lead dynamic theater-focused activities with your students!
Current Interactive Study Guide
Educator Night/Ticket Discounts
Join us for an in-depth look at how you can bring William Shakespeare to life in your classroom! Educators get half priced subscriptions or discounted tickets for Educator Night, an evening specifically designed for classroom teachers interested in using performing arts tecnhiques to enliven curriculum in their classrooms.
Our curricula are developed in-house and include a range of ideas for theater-based activities for teaching the play’s story, language, and relevance. Check out our latest Macbeth Curriculum!
Professional Development workshops include training by seasoned teaching artists as well as an extensive packet detailing goals, state standards, the specifics of the exercise, and reflection questions.
Our trainings offer teachers easy-to-replicate theater-based strategies that can be used in core curriculum, taught by renowned professional trainers and teaching artists. Past workshops have included: games to encourage creativity and verbal development, Shakespeare in the classroom, and hands-on experiences in arts-integration games and exercises that can immediately be used in lesson planning.
An initiative by the RSC to provide educational tools as the theater stages the 36 plays that make up the First Folio of Shakespeare’s work. Find out how to participate!