Performing Arts

Education Workshops

Whether at the theater or in school, our workshops are designed to introduce your students to the world of theater.

At the Theater

On Stage With Macbeth and Henry IV, Part 1

RECOMMENDED: 6th – 12th Grade
FEE: $5 per person (student matinee ticket not included).

This exciting pre-show workshop prepares your students to experience our production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2. In just 30 minutes we will have your students immersed in the world of the play, creating a greater understanding of the plot, themes, and major characters. An excellent introduction to Shakespeare!

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At Your School

PreK to 5th Grade: Orlando Shakes is proud to produce a dynamic Children’s Series featuring professional actors as well as inspiring workshops for students. Our Education Department strives to ignite each student’s imagination and make your curriculum exciting and accessible for learners at every level.

Grades 6 through 12: Our Educational Programs are designed to empower Middle and High School students by encouraging active listening, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, and creative initiative through a three-step process. First, use our skill-based Study Guides to supplement your students’ introduction to a story or play. Second, enjoy a workshop with our Teaching Artists in your classroom, giving your students hands-on experience with the text. Finally, experience the wonder of a live theatrical performance, which will expand your students’ imaginations as we bring the story and characters to life on stage.

For more information about booking our workshops and teacher resources, call our Education Department at (407) 447-1700 ext. 254 or email students@orlandoshakes.org.

Elementary School Experiences

Books Alive!

RECOMMENDED: K – 5th Grade
FEE: $155 per class (up to 25 students per class); $500 for 4 classes
Classes last 40 – 50 minutes

During this interactive workshop, Orlando Shakes’ Teaching Artists help your students bring a book to life, be it Magic Tree House, Miss Nelson Is Missing, Interstellar Cinderella, or any favorite children’s story. Students are introduced to the theater artist roles of director, stage manager, and actor. Through interactive games and theater exercises, students explore the story’s settings, characters, costumes, and props by creating a “snapshot” of story elements using their own bodies as statues. Students are then challenged to create their own “spin-off” story that take the characters from the story to new places.

Need something different? Orlando Shakes Teaching Artists can customize a workshop for your curriculum. Contact 407-447-1700, ext. 1 or students@orlandoshakes.org for info.

All elementary workshops align with Florida Standards in Reading, Speaking and Listening, and Theater Arts.

For comprehensive study guides, abridged Shakespeare scripts, games, activities and other told please visit our education resources section.

Middle & High School Experiences

Shakes Alive! – Supplement to Macbeth and Henry IV, Part 1

RECOMMENDED: 6th – 12th Grade
FEE: $155 per class; $500 for 4 classes

45 – 60 minutes per class. Limit 35 students per class period. During this interactive workshop, Orlando Shakes’ Teaching Artists engage your students in an interactive plot summary of one of William Shakespeare’s plays and learn to paraphrase Shakespearean text, distinguishing between the denotative and connotative meanings of words. Shakes Alive! is a perfect companion experience to attending a student matinee!

Digital Shakes Alive!

RECOMMENDED: 6th – 12th Grade
FEE: Call 407-447-1700 ext. 254 for pricing. Bulk pricing available.

Experience our Shakes Alive! workshop ON-DEMAND using our curated lesson plan, videos, and handouts. Following our recorded instruction, students and teacher engage in an interactive plot summary of one of William Shakespeare’s plays and learn to paraphrase Shakespearean text, distinguishing between the denotative and connotative meanings of words. Currently available for Hamlet and Macbeth only.

Need something different? Orlando Shakes Teaching Artists can customize a workshop for your curriculum. Contact 407-447-1700, ext. 1 or students@orlandoshakes.org for info.

All Middle and High School Workshops align with Florida Standards in Reading, Speaking and Listening, Theater Arts, and Social Studies.

For comprehensive study guides, abridged Shakespeare scripts, games, activities and other told please visit our education resources section.