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Shakespeare for Schools

Join us this Year

All Shakespeare for Schools shows are performed in our Black Box Theatre, providing students with an intimate and dynamic experience unique to Calhoun Theatre.

In addition to the play, Shakespeare for Schools offers 

  • Pre-show and post-show Lectures 
  • A Teacher’s Guide with Material for Classroom Use 
  • Discussions with Actors, Crew, and Directors 
  • Special Group Rates 
  • Play Times Arranged to Suit Needs of Schools 

Quality theatre is an invaluable educational experience, providing students the opportunity to learn and grow and the insight to change the way they think about themselves and their world.

Calhoun Theatre is proud to maintain a tradition of performances and educational activities aimed at students of all levels. In addition to the plays, performance plus offers lectures, discussions, and material for teachers.

What they’ve said about past shows . . .

"High caliber of the individual performers as well as the direction . . . an exceptional theatrical performance."

Phillip T. Hastings, Principal
Cedar Ridge Middle School

"I'm not sure when I have found a play so completely entertaining...Four stars for this one."

Barbara Pansy
Huntsville Theatre Reviews

"Excellent comments from both teachers and students."

Dr. Chris Hamilton
Athens City Schools

"Whether at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival or at performances by touring companies, rarely have I seen such an entertaining and easy-to-understand performance of the Bard’s best."

Patrice Stewart
The Decatur Daily

"I was riveted . . . Your play was ‘such stuff as dreams are made of,’ and I shall remember it always."

Howard Bahr
Motlow State College

"I was, quite simply, astonished at the incredibly high caliber of this production . . . I would just as soon shout "Macbeth" in a crowded theatre as chance missing another Black Box show."

Chuck Puckett
Decatur High School

"Our kids loved it from start to finish."

Anita Bowling
East Lawrence High School

"...a thought-provoking and entertaining performance that should not be missed."

Barry Sublett
Decatur Daily