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 Shakespeare 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

Summer Camps

Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s summer camps foster an appreciation for the works and words of William Shakespeare by providing opportunities for students aged 4 –18 to explore theatre through imaginative play, movement, stage combat, storytelling, design, text analysis, and more! Learn more.

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 Monday evenings in the fall and spring.


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