Family Programs

Shakespeare’s plays are for everyone!

Folger offers programs for all ages and encourages families to experience Shakespeare’s language together.

 

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Photo Credit: 
Molly Johnson, 2014

 

Shake Up Your Saturdays

Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month.

Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun! 

 

 

 

2018 Schedule

 

Celebrate Twelfth Night!

Get festive with Twelfth Night traditions.

Saturday, January 6

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Foulke Room; Register to attend.

 

How to be a Shakespearean Actor

Develop your acting skills, 1800’s style.

Saturday, February 3

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Founders Room; Register to attend.

 

Printers School

Learn the art of book printing.

Saturday, March 3

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Foulke Room; Register to attend.

 

"Will you walk?"

Try your hand at Shakespearean stage fighting.

Saturday, April 7

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Junior Scholars

Learn about the types of rare books at the Folger before exploring the Reading Room at noon!

Saturday, May 5

11AM-12PM: (Recommended Ages 5-14 combined for this program)

Founders Room; Register to attend.

 

"Dressing old words new"

Make Shakespeare's poetic language your own.

Saturday, June 2

10-11AM: Recommended Ages 5-7
11-12PM: Recommended Ages 8-14

Theatre; Register to attend.

 

Check back for more upcoming programs!

 

Shakespeare for Seniors

Folger Education brings lively, interactive workshops to the senior community. These programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for seniors to be immersed in the words and world of William Shakespeare.

Program offerings include:

  • Elizabethan life and times
  • Shakespeare and his theater
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Folger Shakespeare Library: history and the collection

These workshops are available individually ($150) or as a four-part series ($400). For more information or to book a workshop, contact us at educate@folger.edu.