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Workshop Fees 2014-15

A standard 2-hour workshop costs £210

(max 35 pupils)

That's just £6 per pupil!

Smaller classes, (under 12) can be negotiated

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GSC Workshops

Our workshops are tailored for you.

Guildford Shakespeare Company understand that time with your students is always tight. We also understand that there are certain things best learned away from their desks. For this reason we offer bespoke workshops on whichever Shakespeare play you’re studying.

Our workshops are run by professional actors and theatre leaders who make sure your students get exactly what they need, whether that’s close analysis of a particular scene, an overview of an entire play, or an exploration of a particular theme. EMAIL US

Student Benefits

  • Improved understanding of the play’s story.
  • Instant visualisation of the play’s characters.
  • Active engagement in the play’s themes.
  • Increased passion for text in performance.
  • Accessible examples for future assessments.
  • Chances to discuss the play with experts.


"I knew the level of their success when I crept into the Hall to the total silence of

a rapt audience experiencing Shakespeare...”
Head of English, The Gordon School, Chobham, Surrey

Examples of Previous Workshops

Romeo & Juliet ~ Investigating interpretations of Romeo and Mercutio
Macbeth ~ Discovering how the relationship of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth evolves.

The Tempest ~ Exploring power and status
Dream ~ An all day workshop on Lovers and Faeries, ending in a performance by pupils
King Lear ~ Unlocking Tragedy in Performance

Hamlet ~ How Shakespeare creates atmosphere on stage

Measure For Measure ~ Exploring the nature of comedy in the play

Othello ~ Examining Iago's manipulation of Othello

Current and Previous Schools

St Peter's RC School, Guildford
Christ's College, Guildford

The Petersfield School, Petersfield

Northmead Primary School, Guildford

Rodborough School, Godalming

Manor House School, Effingham

Freematles School, Woking

Hawley Place, Camberley

St Theresa's School, Dorking

St Andrew's School, Woking

Ripley Court School, Woking

Park Mead Primary, Cranleigh

The Royal School, Haslemere

Fulbrook School, Addlestone

The Holt School, Wokingham

St James Primary School, Weybridge
The Gordon School, Chobham
The Samuel Cody School, Farnborough

Cowplain Community School, Waterlooville
Halliford School, Shepperton
Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes
The Leigh Technical Academy, Dartford

Sir John Cass School, Stepney, East London

St George’s College, Addlestone

Warlingham School, nr Croydon

Reigate School, Reigate


You can also find us on www.findschoolworkshops.co.uk


Teaching Resources

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (O for a Muse of Fire) (YouTube)

Education Pack (pdf)

Trailer (You Tube)

Othello Interview

Actors David Carr & Nicole Hartley talk about their roles as Othello & Desdemona

Education Pack (pdf)

Meet the Macbeths (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern and Johanne Murdock discuss the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Boys With Swords (YouTube)

Actors Tom McGovern & Morgan Philpott discuss the final showdown between Macbeth & Macduff

From Holy Trinity to Dunsinane (YouTube)

How we transform a site-specific space


Education Pack (pdf)

Why study Shakespeare?

Producer Matt Pinches talks on 96.4 Eagle Radio, recorded for Shakespeare's Birthday (2013) (mp3)