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Shakespeare Conservatory and Team Shakespeare

Year-round Instruction

The Festival offers year-round education programs with classes for young people.  

Kelsey Hendricks, MaKenna Lockhart, Jesse Walker-McGraw and Katie Hanson

Shakespeare Conservatory and Team Shakespeare provide students ongoing and in-depth theater training and exploration of Shakespeare and his work.  Class location for Sunday classes will be KCYA, on the campus of St. Teresa's at 5601 Wyandotte, Kansas City, MO.

Shakespeare Conservatory and Team Shakespeare Spring 2015 ENROLLING NOW!  Partial scholarships available!

  Team Shakespeare enrollment form
 Shakespeare Conservatory enrollment form
 Scholarship Application

Team Shakespeare Performances

Future Stages


Please join the Festival's apprentice acting troop, Team Shakespeare,at the Kauffman Center on Sunday, June 28th for the FREE second annual Future Stages Festival.  All ages are invited, no tickets are required.  Come celebrate diversity in the arts from 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.  

Shakespeare Conservatory and Team Shakespeare

Ages 12-18


Team Shakespeare performs Hamlet
Shakespeare Conservatory is a year-round Acting Intensive for students interested in a deeper exploration of Shakespeare through performance of his works.  Open to all levels. 

Team Shakespeare is the Festival's apprentice acting troupe. Students must complete one year in Shakespeare Conservatory in order to be elegible to join Team.

Both groups meet year-round on Sunday afternoons at Kansas City Young Audiences on the campus of St. Teresa’s at 5601 Wyandotte in Kansas City, Missouri for instruction, rehearsal and community performance opportunities. 


Shakespeare Conservatory:  Sundays 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Team Shakespeare:  Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Fall semester. 2:00- 6:00 p.m. Spring semester

Classes run February 1- May 23 2015



Acting classes for adults!

Classes for professionals and non-professionals alike!

 The Festival is now offering classes for adults! Stay tuned for information on our upcoming adult acting programs!

Improvisation for the Theatre


 Adults who want to learn key professional theatre skills can enroll now for our upcoming adult improvisation class. The six week course will focus on setting the performer free in an environment where you can find your “silly” and expand your performing skills. This high energy, interactive class will be led by Festival Director of Education, Matt Rapport. Classes meet Monday nights, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  January 19 through February 23, 2015.