DIVE INTO SHAKESPEARE WITH YOUR CLASS


Whether it’s your students’ first experience with live arts, or an opportunity to bring the page to life as a supplement to your curriculum, our Student Matinee series has something for every class. 

Your experience begins with a live performance on the stage of the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse. With your Student Matinee booking, you’ll receive a FREE study guide to supplement your lesson plans and unleash the wonder of Shakespeare in the classroom before and after the show. Plus – you can enhance your experience with an interactive workshop with our Education Team.

By putting words into action, our comprehensive approach sends students back to the classroom with a fresh look and appreciation for curriculum titles (and more).

SPRING 2024 Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:30 AM Pride and Prejudice – GREAT AVAILABILITY!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:30 AM Pride and Prejudice – ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 AM Julius Caesar – SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 10:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream – SOLD OUT!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 10:30 AM Julius Caesar – SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 10:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream – GREAT AVAILABILITY!

Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream – SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 10:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream – ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 9, 2024 10:30 AM Julius Caesar

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 10:30 AM A Midsummer Night’s Dream – ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:30 AM Julius Caesar – ALMOST SOLD OUT!

*To be put on the waiting list for any sold out dates, please contact us at groupsales@americanshakespearecenter.com.*

FALL 2024 Schedule

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth (Homeschool Day)

Thursday, September 26, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Thursday, October 3, 2024 10:30 AM The Importance of Being Earnest

Thursday, October 10, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Wednesday, October 23, 2024 10:30 AM The Merry Wives of Windsor

Thursday, October 24, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Wednesday, October 30, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Thursday, October 31, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Thursday, November 7, 2024 10:30 AM The Merry Wives of Windsor

Thursday, November 14, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

Thursday, November 21, 2024 10:30 AM Macbeth

HOLIDAY 2024 Schedule

Friday, December 6, 2024 10:30 AM A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 11, 2024 10:30 AM A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 12, 2024 10:30 AM A Christmas Carol

Wednesday, December 18, 2024 10:30 AM A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 19, 2024 10:30 AM A Christmas Carol

READY TO TALK TO OUR TEAM?   Click here

Have questions? Groupsales@americanshakespearecenter.com or 540.885.5588 ext. 115

A Note on Content

No matter the title, Shakespeare’s language often includes a racy joke or bawdy comedic bit – and, if it’s a history or tragedy, there will be a sword fight and at least one character is very likely to die. We are happy to invite children aged 7 and up to the Playhouse, but the appropriateness of the content is at the parent or guardian’s discretion. 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.

Extend YOUR EXPERIENCE

In addition to world-class performances, we offer interactive workshops on topics intended to cure your students’ ShakesFear. Add one or more of these workshops to your visit to create a learning adventure for your class unlike any other.

Workshops last about 45 – 60 mins and start at $20 per student.

Can’t stay after a show?

ASC Education can bring the workshop to you—either virtually or in-person at your school (distance radius and fees apply). 

More information on ASC Workshops >>

Further Questions?