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The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Idaho Shakespeare Festival is one of 40 professional theater companies across the nation selected to perform a Shakespeare play with a professional team of actors for middle- and high-schools, and conduct related educational activities for students.

Shakespearience 2021 Presents

School Performance Tours 2021 ALL VIRTUAL
Click here to read more about this year’s unique approach.

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” This year’s Shakespearience is TO BE, with a gripping new format! Whether your students are doing in-person or virtual learning they can enjoy the excitement of watching Shakespearience. Idaho Shakespeare Festival will be bringing an exhilarating new adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Hamlet, to a screen near you! This production will offer the timeless tale, with a contemporary spin. Every year Shakespearience makes the works of William Shakespeare enjoyable, thought-provoking, and relatable for students. This year will be no different! Students will watch a condensed version of Hamlet alongside a viewing guide that will offer educational and fun activities, and lessons for a fully enriching experience.  


Hamlet 2021 will be released on April 12th and available to view until May 31st. Your school’s contact will receive a private YouTube link to share with teachers, along with a viewing guide.

To Book

Click here to Book Now! Or contact Julie, 208-429-9908 x204

Performance Rates- For Schools and Not-for-Profits*

(Scholarships are AVAILABLE. Please contact We are here to help teachers and students and realize payment could be an issue. Please do not let cost deter you from booking.)

Schoolwide Pricing
Up to 240 students- $250
241- 500 students- $450
Book BOTH Shakespearience and Idaho Theater for Youth for your school for a combined discounted price of $450

*SPECIAL* Small Group/Classroom Pricing
$40 for group/classroom up to 30 students. $15 per 10 students over 30 limit.

*Presenting organizations and for profit presentations, please contact the Festival for rates and availability.

Q&A and Workshops

We will be releasing a video of a Question and Answer session with the actors in April. We encourage all students to email questions for the actors and director to

Space & Performance Requirements

The performance will be recorded and a link will be sent to your school’s contact on April 12th. It will be a YouTube link requiring internet access. If this is a problem please email Director of Education, Veronica Von Tobel, at to discuss other options.

More Questions?

For questions regarding content or workshops contact Director of Education, Veronica Von Tobel at or call 208.429.9908 x 206. Or fill out the booking form by clicking here.

Program Support

Performances are made possible by a generous community of funders who support our efforts to make theater accessible, relevant, exciting and fun. Please join us in thanking them for their support of the arts and their commitment to education.

  • Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
  • Idaho Commission on the Arts
  • Idaho Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation
  • Idaho Community Foundation and the following Funds:
    • F.M., Anne G. & Beverly B. Bistline Foundation
    • Rachel Meyer Memorial Fund
    • James A. Pinney Memorial Fund
  • John William Jackson Fund

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Contact Us

Veronica Von Tobel
Director of Education 
Education Department
(208) 429-9908 ext. 206
(208) 429-8798 (fax)