Let our professional actors and teaching artists engage your homeschool students

Shakesploration Days

On select Fridays throughout the year, homeschool families and groups 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 2019-2020 Shakesploration Day Schedule

Shakesploration Days prices are $15/student and $10/adult.
No Shakesploration Day workshop will exceed fifty students.

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Shakespeare Superheroes: Homeschool Edition

Shakespeare Superheroes (Ages 7-15)

Shakespeare Superheroes is designed to introduce students to the language, stories, characters and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. Superheroes are introduced to theatre, imagination skills, public speaking, creative play and the literature that they will study in three of four years of high school. Camp activities specifically geared for young actors incorporating voice, movement, and acting enable students to explore Shakespeare’s text emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Daily recess, arts and crafts activities and a Friday Pizza Party are all part of Superheroes camp for a well-rounded experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most Shakesploration Days begin with a workshop 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.
When scheduling allows, the current, full-length, mainstage production will be made available as a part of the Shakesploration Days series.

2. Why are the performances abbreviated?

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company adapts our touring series shows to fit within a traditional school-day class period in order to serve our school partners throughout the year. If you would rather see a full-length production, we invite you to purchase tickets to a student matinee or an evening performance instead of attending a Shakesploration Day.

3. How early can our group arrive?

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

4. Where can we park?

Parking is available across the street at Emory Midtown Hospital for a flat $5.00 fee.

5. Are there refreshments and souvenirs available?

Snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase in between the workshop and performance. Complimentary coffee will be available for parents and educators prior to the workshop.

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

For the benefit of everyone involved, please check the age range of the productions and workshops prior to registering your children to attend any Shakesploration Day event. Not every educational opportunity provided is appropriate for students of all ages.

7. 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 attending parents and chaperones will need to purchase a ticket for the performance portion of the day.