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Shakesploration Days

On select Fridays each month, homeschool families and small school groups (fifteen students or fewer) will be invited to the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse to engage in the following activities:

  • Create alongside our professional teaching artists during an interactive workshop
  • Watch a special in-house performance of one of our touring productions
  • Participate in a Question & Answer session with our actors
  • Experience a guided backstage tour of our available theatre spaces.

The 2016-2017 Shakesploration Day Schedule

The cost for Shakesploration Days is $12/student!

Adults not participating in the workshop do not need a ticket to the Shakesploration Day but must purchase a ticket to the performance. Please check out our Performance Calendar to find your tickets!

No Shakesploration Day Playshop will exceed fifty students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Playshop in Performance?

Playshop in Performance (PIP for short) is the name for our most popular interactive workshop. PIPs provide students with a chance to mount their very own mini-production of single Shakespeare play- in under an hour! Members of our professional acting company lead small groups to interpret and explore classic Shakespeare scenes and language, encouraging student- generated ideas and collaboration.

2. What time does a Shakesploration Day start? How long does it last?

Shakesploration Days begin with a Playshop in Performance at 9:00 AM, followed by an hour- long touring production performance at 11:00 AM. Guided tours of the theatre begin at 12:00 PM. Shakesploration Days end by 12:30 PM.

3. How early can our group arrive?

The front doors are unlocked for admittance our lobby and theatre 30 minutes before the first scheduled event.

4. Where can we park?

We recommend parking across the street at Emory Midtown Hospital.

5. Are there refreshments and souvenirs available?

Chips, candy, soda, coffee, and tea are available in the lobby between the Playshop and the performance.

6. What ages are Shakesploration Days and Shakesploration Days: Extended appropriate for?

The age-appropriateness of these events varies from show-to-show. Here is a summary of the events in the 2016-2017 school year:

October Shakesploration Day on Julius Caesar- 4th- 12th grades
January Shakesploration Day on The Olympians- 4th-12th grades
March Shakesploration Day of S4K: Shrew- PreK-5th grades
April Shakesploration Day on Shakespeare: the Language That Shaped a World- 4th-12th grades

7. My children are different ages, will they be able to stay together during the activities?

For the benefit of everyone involved, all students ages 4-6 will participate in a workshop specially designed for a younger age group called Shakespeare Says! They will only spend about a half hour in a different space from the older students before all students come together to perform for one another!

8. Do parents and chaperones have to participate in the workshop?

Parents and chaperones do not have to participate in the workshops. We do ask, however, that you stay in the room while the interactive workshops and performances are in progress. All parents and chaperones will need to purchase a ticket for the performance portion of the day.