Hampshire Shakespeare Company and Williston Summer Theatre workshops


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All workshops are held at the Williston Theatre in Easthampton.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company has been providing exciting, fun and educational workshops for children in the valley for over twenty years. We are proud to bring our established expertise in working with children to the campus of Williston Northampton, and to team with the people at Williston Theatre to present a series of week-long summer workshops guaranteed to educate and inform.

Workshops take place from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, for groups between the ages of 6 to 8 and 9 to 13. Every Friday there is a free performance for the public at 4 pm of the performance participants have created using theatre, improvisational games, and movement.

Our summer 2018 programming is as follows:

July 9-13 Both age groups run regular programming

July 16-20 Special programming for students ages 7-12 (see below)

July 23-27 Special programming for students ages 7-12 (see below)

July 23-27 Older group (9-13) regular programming

July 30-August 4 Both age groups run regular programming

To register for our regular programming, please complete a registration form for each child in your family who would like to attend. Click here to download a registration form! Upon receipt of a completed registration form and full payment, Hampshire Shakespeare will hold a spot in the selected workshop. Participation is on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation will be sent to families via e-mail except by special request. Payment and mailing instructions are on the registration form. For more information, call 413-642-6707 or email

Our special programing is back for a second summer! After an enormously successful pilot with the assistance of the Emily List Fund our  “Social Emotional Growth Through Theater” is back for two separate weeks of programming. This program uses theater to explore social skill building, practice emotional awareness, and empathy. Commonly identified skills used in regular theater practice are brought to the spotlight as participants create and perform their own show. Taught by Carissa Dagenais, MA, NYU.


For further information, please see A Letter from our teacher Carissa about the program.

To register for this session, click to download special programming registration form.




2 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. Is there a summer camp that takes place in Amherst? The summer camp program guide says it takes place in both Amherst and Easthampton. Thanks

    • Hello,
      Thank you for reaching out to us. We offer two summer camp programs. The first is a series of week-long workshops for a variety of ages, which takes place in Easthampton. If you have questions about those, you can email Steve Henderson at Anyone can participate in these, and at the end of each week there will be a sharing for family and friends.
      In Amherst, we have a program called “Young Company”, where actors aged 13 to 18 take two weeks in August to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet, that they then perform as part of our summer season. This program is audition-based. For more information, please email
      Thank you!
      -Sara Berliner, 2015 Season Producer

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