Shakespeare's Heartbeat. Act out. In a good way.


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Shakespeare's Heartbeat

Shakespeare's Heartbeat

  We’ve seen firsthand that theater arts unlock student potential. Act out the Battle of Hastings, drum to learn math, or interview Genghis Khan? Sure!

More than that, improv and drama develop the life skills that nurture 

success in school and life. 


This is especially true for the differently abled. For many, eye contact, emotional expression, body language, spatial awareness, and social interaction can be difficult.  Eureka Street Learning aligns with Common Core State Standards 

for K-12.


Shakespeare's Heartbeat

Shakespeare's Heartbeat

Shakespeare's Heartbeat


We’re delighted to bring Shakespeare’s Heartbeat to Northern California. See our Gallery for videos of the program in action.


Developed by Kelly Hunter of the Royal Shakespeare Company and based on the Hunter Heartbeat Method, Shakespeare’s Heartbeat uses the heartbeat rhythm of Shakespeare’s words and the physicality of his characters to develop communication and life skills for people on the autism spectrum. We’ve also found this program to have positive results for any student. After all, the heartbeat is universal.



Shakespeare's Heartbeat


  Welcome SF Shakespeare 

Eureka Street Learning is honored to work with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival to put on Shakespeare’s Heartbeat classes in the Bay Area. Check back soon for exciting announcements about Redwood City and Marin County.


Thanks, Living History Centre!

Shakespeare’s words live on because they’re universal! The Living History Centre’s recent grant to promote Shakespeare’s Heartbeat in Northern California helps us promote Shakespeare’s gifts. We thank them for their confidence, support, and belief that Shakespeare enriches us all.


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Eureka Street Learning

San Francisco, CA