Homeschool days

Homeschool Day for Fall 2023 will happen on Thursday, September 14! Join us for a student matinee performance of Much Ado About Nothing and an “Activate the Audience” workshop with our Education Team. Booking is available now!

FALL 2023 Homeschool Day

September 14, 2023

You can select the following options for your group—mix and match to build your ideal experience:

Performance of Much Ado About Nothing (10:30am): (age requirement 7 and up)

$20 per attendee

Activate the Audience Workshop (2:00-3:15pm): (recommended for ages 10 and up)

$10 per student attendee

About the Workshop

Learn how to collaborate with the ever-present scene partner, the audience, in this innovative and electrifying workshop.

Parents are required to be present in the Playhouse during the workshop—open seating in the Playhouse will be available. 


Homeschool Day

ASC currently does not require masks or proof of vaccination. 

Are you a homeschool co-op? Have other questions?

There will be a break after the show for lunch. The Woodrow Wilson Gardens will be open for picnicking (20 N. Coalter St) and there are also many eateries around downtown. We recommend Baja Bean, Remedy Burger, Hotel 24, and Pampered Palate for a quick lunch.

We ask that all participants for the workshop are back at the Blackfriars Playhouse by 1:50 PM so we can begin the 2PM workshop on time.

ASC welcomes students aged 7 and up for the performance. The workshop is recommended for ages 10 and up.

Activate the Audience: Learn how to collaborate with the ever-present scene partner, the audience, in this innovative and electrifying workshop. The workshop will last approximately 60-75 minutes.

No, but we do ask that you observe from the Playhouse seats (the workshop will take place onstage).

The run time for Much Ado About Nothing is TBD.

Please be aware that Much Ado About Nothing is a classic Shakespearean comedy, meaning that in addition to its sublime silliness, the text is often bawdy, irreverent, and/or downright salacious. The American Shakespeare Center honors the spirit of the play as written, and recommends patrons exercise their best judgment when deciding if these stories are suitable for their children & students.

In general, no matter the title, Shakespeare’s language often includes racy jokes or bawdy comedic bits—and, if it’s a history or tragedy, there will be a sword fight and at least one character is very likely to die. Our contemporary shows cover a wide range of topics and age appropriateness.

For a more in-depth look at the shows, though it may not be the most scholarly answer, Wikipedia often has a detailed synopsis of the plays (with, of course, plenty of spoilers). You can also request a more detailed list of potential content considerations for the title you are seeing from our Group Sales Team.