Apprentice Programs

* Unfortunately, due to the continued effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival 2021 has been cancelled. As a result, we are not accepting applications for the 2021 KSF John C. Slade Apprentice Program. We fully expect to celebrate our 25th Anniversary during 2022 and will begin accepting applications for the Apprentice Program in January of 2022. Thank you for your understanding and support during these trying times for the performing arts.*



The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival Apprentice Company is an excellent opportunity for young actors and technicians to train with and gain valuable experience from working with professionals in an established Equity Acting Company.

Acting apprentices are recruited by audition from junior and senior acting students as well as graduate students from colleges, universities, conservatory programs from all over the country. Acting apprentices act in the two mainstage productions, understudy equity roles, teach in the Kingsmen theatre camps, and perform a pre-show greenshow. Acting apprentices may apply and be awarded points in the Equity Membership Candidacy program.

Technical Theatre Apprentices are recruited through a resume/interview process in the areas of costumes, scenic construction, props, painting, lighting, and sound.