We run a wide-range of drama clubs for children aged 7-18. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and supportive environment and all classes are led by actors and theatre professionals, many of which have been involved with our professional shows. In fact, several of our attendees have also gone on to appear in our professional production, such as Alice in Wonderland, The Winter's Tale and The Sonnet Walk.
For further details, please select a club from our range;
Follow in the footsteps of our professionals with the Guildford Shakespeare YOUNG Company, a new weekly course for 12-18 year olds. Members will devise and rehearse a new play inspired by Shakespeare's work, to be performed as part of our Birthday Bash season in 2017.
The course will be led by GSC’s Head of Education and resident playwright, Ant Stones (The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Grimms' Fairy Tales). In addition, each member of the company will receive a GSC mentor, who will provide one-on-one acting sessions throughout the course.
The course is split into three phases. Phase 1 will focus on devising the script through practical exercises. Phase 2 will rehearse and improve the completed script. Phase 3 will complete the course with technical and dress rehearsals before the final public performance (venue TBC).
GSYC will be based at GSC HQ, Midleton Road, Guildford (next to Air Hop). The course is designed so children can join at the beginning of Phase 1 or Phase 2. Auditions will be held if the course becomes over-subscribed.
Phone: 01483 301590
Phase 2 Fee: £550
Thursday evenings, 5.30-7.30pm, 12 Jan - 30 Mar (HT 16 Feb)
Full Days, 11am-5pm, 4-6 April (During the Easter Holidays)
Thursday evenings and Rehearsal/Performance Days, April 2017 (Exact dates TBC)
SATURDAY DRAMA CLUB (back to top)
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.
Over the last few terms, we've performed as part of The Sonnet Walk (our professional production), produced our own version of Grimm's Fairy Tales, a rock and roll Julius Caesar and recorded short audio-plays with Eagle Radio (To listen, please visit our Teaching Resources Page).
2017 Term Dates
22 April - 8 July (HT 27 May & 3 June)
Saturday mornings, 10am-midday
GSC DRAMA SPRITES (back to top)
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.
Complete an application form.
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 have full DBS checks and are professional actors/workshop leaders.
AT HOME WITH GSC (back to top)
In 2016 we began running a weekly club for groups of home-educated children. Mixing fun theatre games with performances of Shakespeare's plays we have found a unique way to bring the children together, build their confidence and learn new skills.
Past clubs have focussed on performance, playwrighting and stage combat.
If you would like to create your own theatre group, please contact us.