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Our Shakespeare Conservatory will return in 2023 with both a 3-week and 2-week training option!

Classes will take place safely outside at the Bruns Amphitheater this summer for grades 6-12. Students will develop and improve their performative skills by studying with Bay Area experts in such areas as Acting, Voice, Movement, Text Analysis and more, all while rehearsing one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays for a performance on the Bruns stage!

Final performances will take place on the last day of each session.

Limited financial aid is available. Please fill out this  form  if you’re interested.

Non-refundable deposit of $100 due upon registration. Conservatory sessions will be held in person, outdoors, following social distance guidelines as outlined by the Contra Costa County Health Department and the CDC. 

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