We are passionate about educating the next generation of literature lovers and theater-goers. SCS is now scheduling in-school visits for Fall and Spring semesters - contact education@santacruzshakespeare.org

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is dedicated to educating our community about Shakespeare and how his works impact the individual and the world. We have several programs that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the elements and themes within Shakespeare's plays and allow you to approach The Bard with fresh eyes and ears. Please reach out to our Education Programs Manager, Rebecca Clark, at education@santacruzshakespeare.org if you have any questions or requests.

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Shakespeare and Social Justice

Shakespeare and Social Justice

We humanize Shakespeare in the classroom with our in-school programs that bring a contemporary lens to his plays and ask students to wrestle with the racism, sexism, and other problematic issues inherent in his texts.

Internships

Internships

Santa Cruz Shakespeare provides a highly-coveted internship program and the chance to work with nationally-renowned artists and production crews, get hands-on experience with classical outdoor repertory theatre, and enjoy summer in sunny Santa Cruz, CA!

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Educator Resources

Educator Resources

From lessons plans to in-school visits, we offer a variety of tools to teachers designed to inspire and invigorate students as they learn about Shakespeare and his plays.

Student Matinee Program

Student Matinee Program

One of our goals at Santa Cruz Shakespeare is to ensure that every high school student in Santa Cruz County has seen a live, professional production of one of Shakespeare’s play by the time they graduate.

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Weekend With Shakespeare

Weekend With Shakespeare

Dig deeply into our Shakespeare productions this season with a special weekend of lectures, discussions and hands-on activities.  In partnership with UCSC's Shakespeare Workshop and The Humanities Institute, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about each play during the day and then enjoy the production that same evening.

This year Weekend With Shakespeare will be held on August 17th and 18th and will inlcude the plays Hamlet and As You Like It.  The agenda will be posted soon. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so sign up early!