Every Saturday we ignite the imagination of young actors in small friendly groups. Working with professional actors and stage combat instructors, they play fun games, rehearse plays, strengthen their confidence and learn more about the exciting world of theatre.
So far this year, we've performed as part of The Sonnet Walk, our professional production, produced our own version of The Wind in the Willows at Watts Gallery, a 70s themed A Midsummer Night's Dream and recorded short audio-plays with Eagle Radio (To listen, please visit our Teaching Resources Page).
17 September - 3 December
(2 week Half Term 22 & 29 October; no class)
£60 OFF WITH ‘EARLY BARD OFFER’
For a limited time, we're allowing new children aged 7-11 to sign up for the 2016 Autumn Term for just £100. To take advantage of this great offer just download The Early Bard Form and return it to us before 20 August.
In addition, if you’re a current member and you recommend an Early Bard you will receive £15 off your own fee!
Join us and IGNITE your imagination!
GSC Drama Sprites
Now entering its fifth year, we host a series of after-school Drama Clubs in Primary Schools.
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!
Sprites Drama Clubs are currently held at the following schools
Queen Eleanor’s C of E Junior School, Monday and Thursday.
Sandfield Primary School, Tuesday.
Godalming Junior School, Wednesday.
Download an application form and email us.
NB: Applications for our clubs at Queen Eleanor's can be obtained through their school office.
If you would like GSC to bring their drama classes to your school, email us, or call 01483 301590.
All GSC teachers are fully CRB checked and are professional actors/workshop leaders.
The Bard’s Not That Hard is the perfect way to introduce and rediscover the inspiring world of William Shakespeare and find out why his remarkable plays are still being performed 400 years on. Delivered by theatre professionals, GSC’s fun and practical evening classes are designed to help you discover The Bard in a fun and supportive environment.
We explore Shakespeare’s great plays through close reading, group discussion and practical exercises in our professional rehearsal room.
This is not an acting class and there will be tea and biscuits!
"A truly special term, there was a real sense of friendship and community created."
Autumn Term - Henry IV: Parts I & II
13 September – 22 November
(Half Term 25 October; no class)
Over ten weeks, we'll study not one, but two of Shakespeare's finest plays, Henry IV: Parts I & II. Witness the rise of King Henry V from his idle days at The Boar's Head to the all-inspiring ruler on England's throne. These two plays are packed with ale-swigging japes, intimate family confrontations and larger than life characters, including the infamous John Falstaff.
Course Fee: £160
No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary and all ages welcome.
Previous terms have included
1616: The Year Shakespeare Died, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Sonnets, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Dualogue Masterclass.
Our drama fun isn't just limited to term-time. Last summer we performed The Taming of the Shrew and Robin Hood and we're planning a variety of clubs for the upcoming holidays...
Summer Drama Clubs
Henry V (for 12-18 yr olds) - SOLD OUT
The Jungle Book (for 7-11 yr olds)
An Indian Summer arrives in Guildford, as we perform Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale. Roar like Shere Khan, slither like Kaa and dance like Baloo, as we make new friends and prepare a special performance for friends and family.
8 August – 12 August
Everyday 10am-3.15pm with the final performance on Friday at 3.15pm
Venue: Onslow Village Hall, Guildford.
Fee: £145 (£100 for additional siblings)
Join us and IGNITE your imagination!