The 20th Good Will Shakespeare Festival has been POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

Please follow ALL health authority precautions to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and your community safe.

The 20th Anniversary Festival will be April 22 – 24, 2021 – Registration will open in September.

The Good Will Shakespeare Festival is a multi-discipline arts festival that brings together over 400 students and their teachers from all over BC, for three days, to create, learn, and share their passions.

The festival is three full days of workshops, performances, and social activities. Students choose either the Drama Rotation (nine different workshops in drama, dance, writing, art, etc) OR one of the Intensive Workshops where they work with the same instructor for three days and present their work in the Gala Showcase at the end of the festival.

The festival can best be explained using feedback from the students themselves: “Shakesfest is an amazing tradition.” “It’s where kids go to find themselves an escape from the harsh reality known as high school life.” “It is where we allow the theatre to take control of us and where we embrace our inner divas and inner stars.” “This festival brings people from all over together in a hodge-podge of acting-stew that we don’t get to experience anywhere else.” “To be able to perform in front of my peers was amazing.” “All the passion that is expressed made me buzz with excitement — Shakesfest is such a fun-loving, wonderful journey.”

The modest registration fee ($125 per delegate) includes entrance to 2 keynote speeches, 9 workshops, 3 evenings of performances, two food truck lunches, snacks, a fun social event, and a gift bag which contains a T-shirt, notepad, festival pen, and lanyard name tag. 

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