2023 Summer Shakespeare Intensive

program Dates

May 30 - June 25, 2023

Arrival: Monday, May 29 Departure: Monday, June 26

Tuition Fees

$5,500 USD

Early payment discount: Pay the full tuition by April 1 and save $500.

Modeled after our internationally acclaimed Month-long Intensive, the Summer Shakespeare Intensive (formerly the Summer Training Institute) provides young actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Shakespeare six days a week for four weeks during our summer performance season.

The Summer Shakespeare Intensive is geared towards undergraduate theater students, recent graduates, and early career acting professionals, but it is open to open to a wide-ranging audience of theatre performers and practitioners.

A Typical Day:

9:00am to 12:00pm – Voice and Movement classes

12:15pm to 1:15pm – Lunch

1:30pm to 5:15pm – Text/Scene work or specialized class

5:30pm to 6:45pm – Dinner

7pm to 9pm Text or special class (some evenings will be off)

The Summer Shakespeare Intensive schedule is based on a daily and weekly progression of exercises. Occasionally, special events are held, or time-off for learning lines, readings, or research is given. There will be one day off each week, typically Mondays, and all scene work will culminate in a final showing of the scenes open to company members, family and friends of the participants.


A limited number of scholarships are available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists from the Dennis Krausnick Fellowship Fund. Application and audition video due by March 6, 2023. Partial need-based scholarships are also sometimes available.

Contact training@shakespeare.design for more information. Please note: Multiple discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.

Housing and Meals

Tuition costs include double-occupancy housing and breakfast provided each day. Housing is located within walking distance of restaurants and a grocery store. Mini-refrigerators and microwaves are available in each room. A limited number of single rooms may be available for an additional fee of $1,275.Transportation from housing to campus will also be provided. Please note: Unlike past years, no other meals are provided during the program.

COVID Safety Guidelines

Shakespeare & Company is a fully vaccinated campus, from our full-time employees, seasonal staff, artists, volunteers, and program participants. To ensure the health of our Shakespeare & Company community, all Center for Actor Training participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 (including a booster shot). Masks may be required for certain classes and events.

As conditions of the global pandemic are ever-evolving, these guidelines are subject to change and will be updated accordingly. These guidelines are consistent with and/or exceed current Board of Health and State Orders at this time, and we may continue to establish stricter policies based on local conditions and Actors’ Equity Association guidelines. We thank you for your patience, communication, and cooperation.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus!


Full course tuition is

$5,500 USD

A limited number of scholarships are available for People of the Global Majority/BIPOC artists from the Dennis Krausnick Fellowship Fund. Application and audition video due by October 15. Contact us for more information.

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