We are now running the SHAKESPEARE SUMMER SCHOOL for 7 - 11 year olds & THE YOUNG ACTORS SUMMER SCHOOL for 12 - 15 year olds. 


Course dates:
20th - 24th July    Albert Road Methodist Church, Penarth (Shakespeare for 7 - 11 year olds)
27th - 31st July    In association with Stanwell School, Penarth (Young Actors for 12 - 15 year olds)
3rd - 7th August   In association with Chapter Arts Centre (Shakespeare for 7 - 11 year olds)

The Shakespeare Summer School for 7 - 11 year olds is in its 8th year and takes place in Penarth and Cardiff.

The Shakespeare Summer is an interactive, fun and physical introductions to the world of Shakespeare. We feel passionately about providing access to and ownership of Shakespeare through an exciting and totally interactive approach. We do not rehearse a production so no former knowledge or experience of Drama or Shakespeare is required. This year's key text is A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Young Actors Summer School for 12 - 15 year olds is a chance for budding actors to work with a professional theatre director on contemporary & classic texts, monologues, stage craft, audition technique & physical theatre.

Both courses are written and produced by Professional Theatre Director & Producer Yvonne Murphy who has over twenty-three year’s experience in Professional & EducationalTheatre including working regularly for the National Theatre, English Shakespeare Co, Sherman Theatre & Shakespeare Schools Festival specialising in providing access to Shakespeare. 

The Shakespeare Summer School & The Young Actors Summer School are one week course, Monday to Friday 
9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost per student £100.00 (£180 for two siblings)

Free Scholarship places available.

Contact Yvonne on 07949 626538 for further information and an application form  


A great introduction to Shakespeare…Educational and Fun……As a parent I was impressed with how much they learnt….Excellent –professional and experienced….Brilliant! I didn't realise Shakespeare was going to be so good.”

‘‘My daughter has come home every evening enthused by what she has done and Shakespeare! We think this has been a very positive introduction to Shakespeare and also an enjoyable, fun learning environment"