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Dear Friends, 

It is with great excitement that we announce our 2015 Summer Shakespeare Conservatories. Combining our passion for theatrical and personal exploration with our commitment to the highest quality training and production, we look forward to another wonderful summer of nurturing the creative spirits of our young people while having fun, deepening our skills as actors, and creating meaningful connections.
 


See you this summer,
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Clive Worsley
Director of Artistic Learning

With Four- and Two-Week options in both Lafayette and Oakland/Piedmont to choose from, we try to offer schedules that fit with as many families’ busy summers as is possible.
We hope you will join us for a terrific summer with the best teachers, directors, and student actors in the Bay Area!

CLASSES
• Acting
• Stage Combat
• Improvisation
• Movement
• Voice
• Text
• Master Class Mondays (4 week camps only)
Cal Shakes’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for ages 8-18 offers a theater experience rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration and excellence that guides our award-winning Main Stage productions.

We foster self-expression and artistic discipline to engage students in the theater-making process: In the dynamic study and physical experience of developing some of literature’s greatest characters, our students also develop their own.
"My favorite part of Conservatory is the people. The campers and teachers are like one giant family." —Five-Week Conservatory student.

Participants spend the morning playing and creating in a wide variety of theater disciplines, taught by working theater professionals.

Afternoons are spent in rehearsals. The experience culminates in Shakespeare performances for family and friends at the end of the program.

To receive a 100% refund of fees paid, minus $100 non-refundable deposit, you must cancel before:

4wk Lafayette

April 24th

4wk Oakland

May 1st

2wk Lafayette

May 22nd

2wk Piedmont

May 29th


To receive a 50% refund of fees paid, minus $100 non-refundable deposit, you must cancel before:

4wk Lafayette

May 22nd

4wk Oakland

May 29th

2wk Lafayette

June 19th

2wk Piedmont

June 26th


Cancellation after the dates listed above will result in NO refund.
For questions regarding refunds, please contact Beverly Sotelo at 510.548.3422 ext. 127.

Financial assistance is available. The deadline to apply is April 30. Scholarship recipients will be announced May 8.

Click here to download or view the financial aid application.

For any questions regarding financial aid, please call Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105.

Conservatory scholarships are made possible through an anonymous gift in memory of Juniper Marley Allen, and the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

THIS CAMP IS NOW SOLD OUT

Dates

Two-week session at Zion Lutheran School in Piedmont     July 27–August 7
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Aug 7 

Location

5201 Park Blvd, Piedmont, CA

Tuition

$675

Shuttle Passes

Shuttle passes are ON SALE for this location. The Cal Shakes Shuttle will pick your student up from the Rockridge BART station and deliver them to Zion Lutheran School and take them back to Rockridge BART after camp is over for the day.
Cost is $20 for each Student Actor.

Dates

Four-week session* at Oakland School for the Arts     June 29–July 24
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Jul 24

Location

530 18th Street, Oakland, CA

Tuition

$1350

*First-time enrollment in Four-week Conservatory is dependent on an interview; no audition is required.

Dates

Four-week session* at Bentley Upper School     June 22–July 17
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Jul 17

Two-week session at Bentley Upper School       July 20–31
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, July 31

Location

1000 Upper Happy Valley Road, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549

Tuition

Four-week Conservatory* $1350; Two-week Conservatory $675.

*First-time enrollment in Four-week Conservatory is dependent on an interview; no audition is required.

Shuttle Passes

Shuttle passes are ON SALE for this location. The Cal Shakes Shuttle will pick your student up from the Lafayette BART station and deliver them to Bentley Upper School and take them back to Lafayette BART after camp is over for the day.
Cost is $40 for each Student Actor.

Have questions? Reach out to Artistic Learning Coordinator Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105 or learn@calshakes.org.

Want to get social? Like us at Facebook.com/calshakesconservatory to post your photos, memories, questions, and other thoughts.

Think a picture’s worth a thousand words? Click here to check out some of our favorite photos from 2014’s conservatories.