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Twelfth Night 12-18yrs

Beauty & the Beast 7-11yrs

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GSC Saturdays

Every Saturday will ignite the imagination of 8 -18* year olds (8-12yrs & 13-18yrs), sharpening their acting skills, strengthening their confidence and introducing them to the exciting world of theatre.

This term we'll be exploring different methods of devising and honing our improvising skills - discovering new ways of story-telling. There'll also be the exciting opportunity for the older group to take part in a GSC public performance! (but shhh, that's got to stay under wraps for now)

Over the 12 weeks we'll learn how to create characters, improvise, get to grips with the text and on top of that, we'll be learning Stage Fighting sequences to put in the show! As well as an exhilarating skill, stage combat also teaches participants about spatial awareness, clear storytelling, body language, and about working together. GSC Saturdays are led by professional actors and workshop leaders with years of experience in the industry and carry full CRB certificates.

Term fee: £150

2014/15 Term Dates

Autumn Term (12 weeks)

13th September - 6th December (Half Term, no class 1st November)


Download application form here

Join us and IGNITE your imagination!


GSC Drama Sprites

GSC Drama Sprites

From January 2012 onwards GSC have launched a series of after-school Drama Clubs at local Primary Schools in Guildford for 7-11 year olds.

GSC Drama Sprites will teach your child to tell stories in a fun and interactive way, to create characters, to use their imaginations and to work and play as a team. Drama helps build confidence and teaches better communication skills. We will even explore a Shakespeare character or two! Above all we will have FUN!

These are currently at Queen Eleanor’s C of E Junior School (2 classes) and Sandfield Primary School.

For an application form simply email us and we'll send the appropriate one out to you.

If you would like GSC to bring their drama classes to your school, contact Sarah by email, or call 07957 440866.

All GSC teachers are fully CRB checked and are professional actors/workshop leaders.

Adult Classes

The Bard's Not That Hard!

Autumn Term: King Lear   Nothing will come from nothing


"The classes are a joy"   ~   "Such serious fun!"

Want to understand how to read or watch a Shakespeare play better? ~ Want to discover how actors make a character come alive...

The perfect way to prepare yourself for our Winter show in 2015! Together we’ll explore the mechanics behind how Shakespeare and why Shakespeare wrote the way he did. These fun, practical evening classes are suitable for all ages and all levels, and are designed to help you discover and enjoy Shakespeare with confidence.

"Enthusiasm and fun - two words which I had previously thought were impossible to put in the same sentence as Shakespeare!"

They’re also perfect for those who just want to learn more about Shakespeare, his plays and enhance your enjoyment of watching them!

"A truly special term, there was a real sense of friendship and community created."

Classes are run in a supportive and informal atmosphere by professional actors and workshop leaders who have a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience of working with Shakespeare.

"A marvellous opportunity - in a fun and supportive environment. I just love it."

Previous terms have covered: Henry V, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Sonnets, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Dualogue Masterclass

Autumn Term: King Lear

02 Sept - 21 Oct 2014 (8 weeks)

Fee: £120 per place

Download an application form: word doc  pdf

Holiday Drama


12-17 yr olds TWELFTH NIGHT 4 - 8 August

Here’s your chance to be the boisterous Sir Toby Belch; disguise yourself as a boy like Viola; become the daring pirate Antonio; and put the pompous Malvolio back in his place! Working with professional actors from this summer’s open-air production, the week will feature drama activities and workshops designed to get you acting Shakespeare like a pro, as we bring the weird world of Illyria to life in a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

…no experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary, just bring yourself, heaps of energy (a packed lunch!) and a desire to have some fun…yellow tights optional!

Times: Everyday, 10am - 4pm, with the final performance on Friday 8 August at 5pm

7-11 yr olds BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 11 - 15 August

Trapped in a terrible magic spell, the Beast lives alone in a dark castle, refusing all company, that is until a girl arrives, lost in the forest... Join us for a week bursting with fun and creativity as we bring to life this enchanting story full of magic, adventure, and pieces of furniture that can talk! Create a character, learn lines, paint the scenery and at the end of the week we’ll perform our version of this classic tale for family and friends.

…just bring yourself, heaps of energy (a packed lunch!) and a desire to have some fun!

Times: Everyday, 10am - 3.15pm, with the final performance on Friday 15 August at 4pm

Fee: £140 (£100 siblings)

Venue: Onslow Village Hall, Wilderness Road, Onslow Village, Guildford, GU2 7QX

Book: 01483 304384 or download a registration form below and email it to us info@guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk

Summer Drama Club 7-11 year olds

Summer Shakespeare 12-17 year olds

Join us and IGNITE your imagination!