As a leader in arts education, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) is committed to providing compelling education programs for all ages, with a special focus on identifying and training future generations of audiences and artists.
Taking over the reins of the company in 1990, artistic director Bonnie J. Monte conceived and implemented a major initiative to make education a major focus of the Theatre's mission and launched a number of programs to transform STNJ into a world-class teaching theatre. Today, STNJ offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs for students, educators, artists-in-training, and the general public. Many of these programs are interconnected, designed to lead participants through ascending levels of discovery and potential. After more than 30 years and over 700,000 young people directly impacted by this initiative, the stories abound of children and teachers for whom one of these programs was the springboard for personal growth, transformation, inspiration, as well as for many, a life-long career in the American theatre.
Bring Shakespeare to vibrant life at your school with one of our dynamic tours, stimulating workshops, or an engaging residency.
Field trips to our beautiful F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre allow students to see world-class theatre in their own backyard.
Fun, fast-paced, and engaging! Each summer the Shakespeare Corps combines actor training, classic literature, and creativity for kids ages 10-18.
Exceptional training and hands-on experience for early career artists, technicians, and administrators.
Programs for Adults
From post-show discussions and backstage tours to pre-show lectures and book clubs, STNJ provides many opportunities for patrons to dive deeper into the classics.
Study & Audience Guides
Explore our archive of guides for Shakespeare plays and other classics; a great resource for educators and students.