Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre’s Education Workshops aim to teach creativity and cooperation by exposing students to different ways to utilize their language, bodies and imaginations. Over the course of each three-day workshop led by LST actors, students will learn the basics of understanding stage terminology, speaking in heightened language, creating characters and performing safe stage combat — as well as have fun by playing theatre games and interacting with other students.

Wow!  It’s BOW!  Though public health concerns have made in-person workshops unfeasible this summer, we are thrilled to announce BOW — Bard Online Workshops. Through the Zoom platform, your young performer can take a BOW while learning about classical language, storytelling, ensemble building — and of course, having fun with games and improv exercises. As we transition our workshops online this summer, we encourage young performers in our extended Lakeside family all across the country to join in the fun.

Workshop times and dates have not changed.  If you have already registered, you’re all set. And if you haven’t registered yet, find a couple friends or cousins who might be interested and sign up today!

Zoom is a free application and you do not need to purchase anything to participate.  Application downloads and more information can be found at: 

The young performer will need:
– a smart phone, tablet or computer through which they can participate
– a private space in which they feel comfortable being creative
– the imagination and creativity to embark on an epic journey together

Can’t wait to play this summer online! 

Registration for our 2020 FREE summer workshops is now open — follow the links below to enroll.  These workshops are popular and class sizes are limited — so please sign up soon!

Children’s Workshop (ages 5 – 8)

Tuesday, July 28, 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday, July 29, 1pm to 3pm
Thursday, July 30, 1pm to 3pm


Click here to register 

Children’s Workshop (ages 9 – 11)

Wednesday, July 29, 10am to 12pm
Thursday, July 30, 10am to 12pm 
Friday, July 31, 10am to 12pm

  Click here to register

Young Adult Workshop (ages 12-14)

Thursday, July 23, 1 pm to 3 pm
Friday, July 24, 1 pm to 3pm
Saturday, July 25, 1 pm to 3 pm


 Click here to register

Intern Program

Click here to email Danny TaylorLST’s Education Director, to find out more about our intern program.


In order to best serve our students in terms of interests and abilities, we offer classes that are broken up by age range. If you have siblings who would prefer to be together, but fall under two age brackets — please email us and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

These free workshops are made possible by your generous contributions and by a grant from The Robert and Patricia Colby Foundation.