Summer Programs

Engaging the widest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays.

HVSF offers lively theater enrichment opportunities that help our community explore Shakespeare's work and experience new facets of the summer season. Through discussions, lectures, and workshops, our teaching artists, directors, and actors help to make the theatrical experience accessible to everyone.


Settle in on the Great Lawn with a picnic and your questions every Friday night during the summer season for an informal and engaging pre-show talk! These exclusive, behind-the-scenes investigations start at 6:00PM, followed by our 7:30PM performance. LEARN MORE >


These pre-show, hands-on workshops led by HVSF actors for kids and their grown-ups offer a family-friendly and fun introduction to our productions. Designated Family Nights are noted on our season calendar and are a great, affordable way to experience HVSF – tickets are just $100 for a family of four, including the workshop and performance! Our Family Night programs are made possible with support from the Anne and Abe Effron Fund - Donor Advised of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, and by public funds from Putnam County, a grant program managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY. VIEW THE CALENDAR >


These lively, informal post-show talks with actors, directors and scholars will offer an engaging, new perspective on what you've just seen under The Tent! Caught in the Act is offered on select dates throughout the season as noted on our season calendar. VIEW THE CALENDAR >


A one-to-two-week creative, process-based theater camp for children ages 8-16 with an interest in the performing arts. All classes are taught by theater professionals from HVSF’s acting company and renowned Education Programs.  We make Shakespeare fun! LEARN MORE >


Our two-day professional development program provides teachers the opportunity to learn HVSF's proven methodology for enlivening a student's study of Shakespeare in the classroom. HVSF Artists and local scholars will engage educators in interactive theater activities and in-depth discussions that will challenge them to think creatively and critically about Shakespeare's work. LEARN MORE >


For more information please contact Nora Rosoff, Associate Director of Education, at (845) 809-5750 x13 or