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The Barefoot Players is Queen’s University School of Drama & Music’s theatre troupe for young audiences. Made possible by the Queen’s Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), the Barefoot Players gain valuable workplace experience creating, touring, and performing theatre for young audiences between the months of May and August each year.

Past shows include adaptations of local folk tales and of Shakespearean works MacbethThe TempestTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It. The company also runs a theatre day camp, bringing theatre education and fun to local children for two weeks every summer. In the 2021 season, The Barefoot Players ran their first virtual theatre workshops!

Summer 2022 The Barefoot Players came back for a fill in person season with their original young people’s musical Just Can’t Wait

The Barefoot Players will be back for a full season in 2023!

Past Shows