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“Riotous Youth is one of the best summer camps in the region. My kids love ‘the awesome teachers who make it really fun and include everyone’. As a parent, I love that they teach the kids to really understand the Shakespeare play performed, and perhaps most importantly, I love seeing the clear confidence boost my kids gain by the end of camp.” – Riotous Youth Parent

These fun and inspiring one-, two- and three-week summer theater programs introduce students* ages 7 to 17 to Shakespeare’s language, stories, characters, and themes using imaginative and playful methods. Riotous Company is a more advanced three-week program designed for high school students.

Classes incorporating voice, movement, and acting enable students to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Students will then create a performance piece based on their experience of the play, which they will share with family, friends, and Company members on the final day of the session.

*In order to participate in Riotous Youth, your child must have at least one year of full-day school.

Riotous Youth 2024

New! Winter Riotous Youth
February 20 – 23, from 9 am – 3 pm
The Tempest (ages 7 – 11)

Summer Riotous Youth
July 1 – August 16, from 9 am – 3 pm
Twelfth Night: July 1 – July 12
Session A (ages 7 – 9); Session B (10 – 12); Session C (13 –15)
Henry V: July 15 – 26
Session D (ages 7– 9); Session E (10 – 12); Session F (13 –15)
Love’s Labor’s Lost: July 29 – August 9
Session G (ages 7 – 9); Session H (10 –12); Session I (13 – 15)

Riotous Company, July 29 – August 16
Ages 15 –17 (students entering the ninth grade through those entering their senior year)

Julius Caesar
: August 12 – 16 (ages 7 – 12)
Riotous Youth Information & Required Forms
Financial Aid

Financial Aid Form

To apply for Financial Assistance, please complete the above PDF form and submit with a letter sharing with us a little about your current situation/need. Send to Meg Marchione, Education Programs Manager, at mmarchione@shakespeare.design mail to Shakespeare & Company, Attn: Education, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240.

Our ability to provide financial assistance is made possible through generous contributions from friends of Shakespeare & Company Education. To make a donation to our Riotous Youth Scholarship Fund or to find other ways to support our Educational Programs, please reach out to our Development Office at (413) 637-1199 ext. 105.

Contact Information

Please contact Caitlin Kraft at ckraft@shakespeare.designor call (413) 637-1199 ext. 132 with any questions. 

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