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Shakespeare at Winedale


The best way to study Shakespeare’s plays is to perform them

Shakespeare at Winedale is a University of Texas program dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to life through performance.  Established in 1970 as a UT English course, Shakespeare at Winedale has grown into a year-round program reaching many different groups. 

Summer Program: Students in the summer program spend two months in the Texas countryside, studying and performing three plays in the converted nineteenth-century barn that is our theatre.

Spring Class: A spring semester version of the course is offered on the UT campus, with performances at Winedale.

Camp Shakespeare: Camp Shakespeare provides a two-week experience of learning and playing Shakespeare for 11-16 year-olds. 

Outreach: Our Outreach program brings Shakespeare into the classrooms of elementary school students throughout central Texas, and brings those students to Winedale to perform. 

We invite interested students, teachers and audience members—of all ages and backgrounds—to learn more about Shakespeare at Winedale by exploring this site or contacting us directly at