Shakespeare LIVE! In-School Tours & Workshops

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By far the best assembly we have ever had here."

-Suzanne Houston, Drama/Speech Teacher
Dunellen High School

Bring Shakespeare's plays to vivid life at your school with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's acclaimed educational touring company, Shakespeare LIVE! Each performance by Shakespeare LIVE! is energetic, exciting and engaging, witty and visually imaginative - making Shakespeare accessible and very appealing to students and the educators who instruct them. Comprehensive study guides and post-performance discussions are included with every tour. Students can also take part in challenging and fun workshops.

Discounts are available for Title I* schools. Contact or 973-845-6742 for more information.

*Discounts available for Title I schools through the Shakespeare for a New Generation Initiative.

To book a performance, call 973-845-6742 or email



History of Shakespeare LIVE!

Mission and Philosophy

Shakespeare in American Communities


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The educational touring wing of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare LIVE! has performed for more than 600,000 students in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Since its inception in 1997, its abridged productions have been hailed as innovative, visually stunning, and accessible to students. Though the texts are abridged to accommodate school schedules, LIVE! prides itself on keeping Shakespeare's language intact. The productions are dynamic and appealing, exciting and engaging, witty and imaginative—giving students of all ages the opportunity to experience Shakespeare's works as the playwright intended—in performance.

In-depth study guides and post-performance discussions complete the learning experience! You can view guides from previous seasons by clicking HERE.


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Shakespeare LIVE!, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s educational touring company, is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, Bank of America, The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation, and The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, as well as contributions from other numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals.

Support for the Theatre’s education programs is provided in part by The Investors Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, The Provident Bank Foundation, and the Turrell Fund.