Summer Shakespeare

Begin to engage practically and theoretically with Shakespeare’s plays by learning how to perform Shakespearean texts, bring a critical perspective, and evaluate the choices available to the actor.

Summer Shakespeare

    Course fee



    Concessionary Fee


This course will enable you to begin to engage practically and theoretically with Shakespeare’s plays.

Week one will concentrate on the challenge of performing Shakespearean texts, including taking part in Central’s specialist voice and movement training. The following weeks will develop the performance work by bringing in a critical perspective and evaluating the choices available to the actor.

During the course you will attend two productions of Shakespeare plays showing in London. In the past students have visited Shakespeare’s Globe, the Hampstead Theatre and The Actor’s Church.

You must have prepared a Shakespearean monologue before the start of the course (details will be given on acceptance of a place). You will work towards an informal showing at the end of the course.

Course Detail

Dates: Monday 16th July - Friday 27th July. Monday - Friday each week. 10:00 - 16:30 each day. 

Minimum Age: 18 years

Note: Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must be confident speaking English to a conversational level (ideally IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent).

Visas and Immigration: If you are not from an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to obtain a Visa prior to entry to the UK (if you are a visa national) or upon entry to the UK (if you are a non-visa national). It is each student's responsibility to have the right documentation for study when they arrive at Central.

Please note that you cannot enter the UK on a Visitor's Visa if your primary reason for travel is to study on this course. if you do not have a valid visa you will not be allowed to study at Central.

See this website for more information.


Our courses are available on a first-come, first served basis in order of payment. To secure a place, please follow the steps below:-

1. Click on "Book Now" on the left-hand side of this screen and complete the online application.

2. You will then receive an automated email with confirmation of application and your Student ID number.

3. Please then call the office on 0207 559 3960 quoting your Student ID number to make payment of the course fee. Our phone line is open from 9am - 4.30pm,  Monday to Friday.

Please note, to confirm a place, payments must be received in full.