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"Going to the Youth Forum on Saturdays is the highlight of my week!" - Elektra, age 12


"Our daughter has gone to the Youth Forum for 2 years now - it is truly a hidden gem for children who love acting and drama." - Jonathan, parent


(age 9-17)

Macbeth. Rosalind. Beatrice and Benedict.  Henry V. Julius Caesar.  Romeo and Juliet. 


This weekly 2-hour class introduces young people to some of the greatest characters in drama, and to some of the greatest poetry in the English language.


Through exercises and scene work, members of The Shakespeare Youth Forum learn about acting, using voice, exploring physicality, telling stories, creating characters, and bringing new worlds to life.  And they have a great deal of fun doing it!


Each session is 10 weeks long.  Saturday morning, class is taught by an adult educator/actor who has also taught drama in the NY school system.  The final trimester will end with us as a full team putting on a production of a Shakespeare play.

Classes take place most Saturday mornings during the school year, 10am to Noon at our theatre space  at 215 E 99th Street (just a 5-10 minute walk from the 96th Street 6 or Q train stop).


Session Dates for 2019-2020 are:

September 14th to December 14th

(winter performance TBD)

January 4th to March 21st

March 28th to June 13th

(spring performances June 12-13)

(No sessions on Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 9, Nov 30, Jan 18, Feb 22, April 11, or May 23. Extra rehearsal on Sunday, June 7.)

Tuition is $450 per trimester.  New participants are always welcome during the term provided we have space, with rates adjusted.


Email to sign up or for more information.

Payment Policies

Forum accepts payments by cash, check, or card and is willing to establish a payment plan based on what works for the student, as long as the full payment is received before the final session of the class.

We require a quarter of the full amount due as a non-refundable deposit to secure a spot in the class.

All scholarships and payment issues are handled on a case by case basis.

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