Established in 2006, Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) is an award winning professional theatre company and one of the largest professional producers of live Shakespeare and workshops in Surrey. The company runs a huge range of in-house education classes for all ages as well as developing community outreach projects and actively working in and with schools in Surrey.

GSC Saturdays ignite the imagination of young actors in small friendly groups. The young people work with professional actors and stage combat instructors playing fun games, rehearsing plays and learning more about the world of theatre.

The GSC runs several outreach programmes with some of the most disadvantaged young people in Surrey offering potentially life-changing results for the participants. Children on work experience programmes are hosted and bursaries granted for children who benefit greatly from the GSC clubs but would not normally be able to afford the experience.

In 2018 the HSYA provided a grant to enable three specially selected young people from Weyfield Primary Academy in Guildford to benefit from a free year-long placement in the GSC Saturday Drama Club. The High Sheriff and other distinguished guests were fortunate to have witnessed the emerging talent of these young people at the HSYA Annual Celebration event held at ExxonMobil.

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Awarded 2017-2018


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