Education | Alabama Shakespeare Festival


Research has shown that arts education encourages high achievement, builds creative problem solving and analytical skills, refines judgment, and stimulates “thinking outside the box.” Students exposed to theatre are often more confident and creative and develop a life-long appreciation of language.

Come! Enjoy! Learn!


Students and teachers from throughout the South meet the Bard and many other playwrights by attending SchoolFest: week-day morning matinees with discounted student tickets for school groups. For more information and a complete schedule, please contact SchoolFest Sales Manager Stan Thomas at 334.271.5330 or

Camp Shakespeare

ASF offers camps for students of all ages. Camp Shakespeare Junior offers an introduction to theatre for 5- to 8-year-olds. Camp Shakespeare is suitable for students grades 4-6 and Camp Shakespeare Extreme is available for students in grades 7-12. For the musical-loving student, we offer Broadway South: Musical Theatre Camp for grades 9-12. These one-week camps in July culminate in a spectacular student performance on an ASF stage. As one parent wrote, “It’s a wonderful thing to see your child get really excited about Shakespeare and the theatre. . . He said it was better than Disney World, and that says it all.” Early registration is advised.

ASF Acting Academy

Learn more about the craft of acting at ASF Acting Academy. We offer classes for ages seven through adult. Classes are held on Mondays beginning in October. Hurry, classes sell out quickly.


For more information on ASF’s education initiatives, please contact Director of Education & Community Engagement Betsy Huggins at