A Collaborative High School Theatre Festival…

Shakespearean acting intensive – held in-person at Millersville University’s The Ware Center!

The next Shakes-Peers Festival will be held on Wednesday, January 24. This festival is open to any high school that wishes to send their students to it. For further information on how to register your acting student(s) for 2024, please email

FLASHBACK TO 2021… The second annual ShakesPeers High School Festival looked a lot different in 2021, due to the need to offer virtual training during the pandemic. However, we were thrilled to offer the participants a truly valuable experience of movement training, individual coaching, and performing.

FLASHBACK TO 2020… The first ShakesPeers was held on February 10, 2020, at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster. That was such a successful, exciting day. Thirty-four high school students from public, private, parochial, urban and suburban schools came together to compete, learn, perform and share their enthusiasm for the Bard.

A non-profit organization committed to help foster a love of Shakespeare through performance and performance-based instruction.