Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a leader in the Maryland cultural community, serving Maryland residents across the region with its high-energy approach to performance and education. In 2014, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company transformed a landmark bank building into a theater for the classics.

contact info

Hrs: Vary, By appointment.


Let students unlock the magic of Shakespeare’s words with 110-minute matinee professional performances for schools. Students will hear the sumptuous and witty language, watch thrilling sword fights, and share the magical experience of live theater with their peers. Every performance is followed by a talkback with the actors, where students may ask about Shakespeare, the making of the play, and performing arts careers.

supports classroom learning in:
Performing Arts.

topics covered:
Performing Arts, Theater, Shakespeare.

contact info
Name: Ron Heneghan, Director of Education
Phone: 410-244-8571 ext. 113


Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Theater Lesson Plan


Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

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