Elm Shakespeare Company

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Basic Information

Address: P.O. Box 206029, New Haven, CT
Phone Number: 2033928882
Director: Sarah Bowles

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6

Jump into Shakespeare's magical world… campers spend 2 weeks immersed in a supportive and fun environment with classes in acting, stage combat, voice, movement, and theatrical design - all while rehearsing a 30-minute version of a Shakespeare play.

Campers become their own Theatre Troupe, creating costumes, props, and backdrops to create a kid-driven final performance for friends and family on the last day of camp.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: Ages 7-12
Disabled Access:


Program Type:

Players Camp is a 2-week creative and fun deep dive into the world of Shakespeare.  With theatre professionals as teaching artists, students create their own performance including set, costumes, props and more.  

Admission/Tickets: $585
Student/Staff Ratio: 10:1
Max. Group Number: 14
Return Policy: yes
Mission Statement:

The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre who for 27 years has brought people together through Shakespeare, performing in the summers for over half a million people in Edgerton Park for free.  Dedicated to igniting a spark in our humanity, enriching the lives of people from widely diverse backgrounds, and strengthening the artistic and educational landscape of the Greater New Haven region, Elm Shakespeare offers passionate, inclusive, and relevant theatre performances and innovative educational experiences to all of New Haven and beyond in our parks, classrooms, neighborhoods, and now computers! Visit www.ElmShakespeare.org for more information.



"My daughter has attended nearly all the New Haven-based summer camps, and Elm Shakespeare Players Camp has been her favorite by far. She had no prior experience acting or reading Shakespeare, and by the end of the camp, she was hungry for more. I have never seen her dragging me out the door every day to get to a program early, because she was so eager to participate. The teaching artists are thoughtful, nurturing, and professional, and I am grateful to ESPC for developing my daughter's persistence and teamwork skills while nurturing a spark and a love for the arts that I think will delight her for a lifetime."

"This is one of the best experiences in my short years of life!" - 5h grader

This show was the best time of my life. I love my roles as grave digger, a demon, and a player. At the start it was nerve wracking but you helped me know I could do this! - 6th grader