Camp Bill

Spend your summer with Shakespeare!

Seattle Shakespeare offers a varying selection camp programs each summer. This summer we are gearing up for two “Production Intensive” camps, which are is ideal for middle and high school students who want to create their own full productions. These three-week camp experiences led by teaching artists are where students not only in rehearse and performance, but also design and build the set and costumes for their production!

Registration for Camp Bill 2024 opens February 1st, 2024

Camp Bill Outdoor Production:
Julius Caesar

August 5th - August 25th, Luther Burbank Amphitheater
Directed by: Anna Klein

Step into the dramatic world of political intrigue and betrayal with William Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, Julius Caesar. Set against the backdrop of ancient Rome, the play unfolds as a gripping tale of power, loyalty, and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Students will be cast in an original production of Julius Caesar and rehearse over the course of three weeks, delving into all aspects of the theatrical storytelling from text to costumes to sets to performance. The camp will culminate in two performances at Luther Burbank Amphitheater on Mercer Island.

Dates: August 5th – August 23rd, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm

Performances: August 24th and 25th at 3pm

Price: $900/$1100/$1300 (email for further tuition assistance)

Enrollment Deadline: August 1st, 2024 (or when full)

Location: Luther Burbank Amphitheater on Mercer Island

Age: For students entering grades 6-12 (additional ages may be added on a case-by-case basis. Email for more information)

“A lot of English classes teach Shakespeare like it’s just a book that you read from. Experiencing it and watching it play out on stage is so different – that’s how it was meant to be shown. Camp Bill gives kids that experience of really living Shakespeare.”

– Camp Bill Graduate

Please note:

In the event of heavy rain or unhealthy smoke, we may shift camp to being indoors or online-only for the day. For intermittent light rain, we will provide pop-up canopies for rain shelter and ask students to dress appropriately for the weather.

We’ll be adhering to the CDC and Governor’s guidance at the time of camp regarding mask-wearing, physical distancing, and other safety procedures.