Student Matinees & Residencies


Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s education programming reaches a wide variety of people in new, different, and innovative ways and we continue to expand on our commitment to education. We believe that every child deserves an introduction to Shakespeare on the stage, not just the page — no matter where he or she lives. 

In-School Residencies

“We dug into our scene to find the meaning of all the parts… it was super fun!"

—8th grade student, Clarksville Middle School, HCPSS


Give your students the tools to grapple with the dense and beautiful poetry of Shakespeare. CSC Teaching Artists will come to your school to guide students in selecting, rehearsing, and performing scenes. Through engaging theatre games and exercises, we can help students overcome their apprehension of studying Shakespeare, while increasing their understanding of the text. With our teaching techniques, students will grow to understand all of Shakespeare, as well as many other classic dramatists.

Online and in-person residencies, after-school, for K-12. MSAC AiR Roster 2021*

To schedule a residency, please contact Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, (410) 244-8571, Ext. 113.

Student Matinees

Bring your students to our beautiful downtown space, and let them experience live theatre, performed by professional, local artists. Let them hear the sumptuous and witty language, listen to our musical selections before and during the show, watch thrilling swordfights, and share in an intimate and powerful production of some of the greatest plays ever written.

Every performance is followed by an optional talk back with the actors, where students deepen their understanding of Shakespeare, and find out about the making of the play, performing arts careers, and how Chesapeake Shakespeare Company connects with its audience.


by William Shakespeare

“Something wicked this way comes.”

Prophecy, ambition, and murder lead to sleeplessness and madness in Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy.

  • Dates: TBD
  • Starting Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes (NO INTERMISSION)
  • Postshow Artist Talkback: 20 minutes
  • Recommended Audience: Grades 9–12

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

“Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love.”

The tragic tale of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers

  • Dates: TBD
  • Starting Time: 10:00 a.m.
  • Running Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes (NO INTERMISSION)
  • Recommended Audience: Grades 6–9
Student Matinee Pricing

<10 Students - $24 per ticket
10-120 Students - $20 per ticket
>120 Students - $18 per ticket

One chaperone receives free admission per 10 students (seat not guaranteed).
Additional chaperones admitted at per-student rate.

Teacher Testimonials