Professional Development

"Attending your workshops has reignited my passion for Shakespeare’s work. I am ready for the challenge." 
–De La Salle High School, Chicago

From the start of Team Shakespeare more than two decades ago, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has viewed its work with classroom teachers as an active partnership—combining the unique areas of expertise brought to the table by both a professional theater focused on Shakespeare and a group of professional educators focused on teaching literature and reading. CST offers numerous learning opportunities throughout the year to support educators’ professional growth, from hands-on workshops to accessing our specialized library of teaching resources.


Open to all classroom educators, our free teacher workshops explore current scholarship, pedagogy, and the art of interpretation through the lens of a production on CST’s stage.


Each year, CST collaborates with Chicago-area landmark organizations to offer a series of free public discussions addressing pivotal issues facing education today and tomorrow with national leaders in the field.


Make an appointment to visit Chicago Shakespeare’s collection nearly 2,000 specialized resources devoted to teaching Shakespeare in the middle and secondary classrooms.





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