Program Details:

Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the Schools

The CSF in the Schools troupe tours schools throughout the school year, generally in the fall and early spring. Past productions have included Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Julius Caesar. All performances conclude with classroom workshops about violence prevention.

CSF in the Schools is proud to partner with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU Boulder and the Department of Theatre and Dance, thanks to generous funding from the CU Office for Outreach and Engagement and the Boulder Arts Commission. After the performance at your school, students participate in classroom workshops that focus on violence prevention. CSF actors guide workshop participants through hands-on activities that encourage students to be upstanders. The workshops and study guides incorporate the latest research on effective anti-bullying practices from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. This CSF in the Schools program uses Shakespeare as a tool for understanding an issue that is relevant to students of all ages.

Cost: $1200 (full day), $650 (half day)
Julius Caesar (grades 6-12) and The Comedy of Errors (grades 3-5)

The program includes:
• Study guide
• Abridged performance (250 students maximum)
• Brief post-show talk-back with actors (including an overview of Safe2Tell)
• Classroom workshops related to violence prevention (max of 30 students each.)

How do I book the CSF in the Schools tour for my school?
Visit to determine which package best suits your school.
Use this form to submit a request:

Email or call 303-735-1181 with the following information:
• Requested tour date
• Specify how many students you'd like to include in the program
• School name and location

This is a private program by request only, or for a specific audience or group. For more information, please visit the program website.


In Colorado

Takes place in over 10 Colorado cities.
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  • Anton
  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Bailey
  • Boulder
  • Brighton
  • Broomfield
  • Castle Pines
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Firestone
  • Fort Collins
  • Gold Hill
  • Gunbarrel
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Lochbuie
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Loveland
  • Lyons
  • Mead
  • Nederland
  • Niwot
  • Norwood
  • Paonia
  • Parker
  • Pueblo
  • Pueblo West
  • Ridgway
  • Telluride
  • Trinidad
  • Vail
  • Westminster
  • Windsor
  • Woodrow

Program Partners

Supporting This Program

  • Boulder Arts Commission
  • CU Outreach
  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Department of Theatre and Dance
  • National Endowment for the Arts (Shakespeare in American Communities)
  • President's Fund for the Humanities

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Theatre and Dance, Department of
  • Research Institutes & Centers

    • Study & Prevention of Violence (CSPV), Center for

    Program Contact

    Kelsey Didion
    Outreach Coordinator

Program Categories


  • Classics
  • Education (K-12)
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Theatre

Program Types:

  • Public Performance
  • Workshop


  • At-Risk Youth
  • Rural Communities
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - ESL
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School