In line with the government’s easing of restrictions, we once again are running our classes, clubs and workshops in person. In the event that government advice changes we will revert back to online teaching via Zoom.

Update 7 January 2022: In line with recent government guidelines, all members of GSC clubs and classes must wear your masks at all times whilst indoors (unless exempt). Teachers may either wear a mask or ensure they are always at least two metres from students.

The Guildford Shakespeare Company reserves the right to ask any members to leave the premises who do not adhere to the above temporary measures.


Need a new challenge? Looking to make some new friends? Feeling inspired to get to know Shakespeare a bit more? Our adult classes are the perfect way to introduce, or rediscover, the inspiring world of The Bard. Together we'll explore why his remarkable plays are still being performed 400 years on.


Delivered by theatre professionals, with regular visits from our main-house production’s creatives and actors, GSC’s 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. Each term culminates in a celebration of the term’s discoveries with wine and friends.

“We look at Shakespeare’s choice of words, their sound, their order on the page and the visual images created – this helps create a deeper understanding of the work and also gives you an insight and appreciation into Shakespeare’s skill as a writer.” Class Member

The Bard's Not That Hard meet on a Tuesday evening, 7pm - 9pm, in the rehearsal room at GSC HQ. No experience of Shakespeare or acting necessary and all ages welcome. This is not an acting class but there will be tea and biscuits! Just bring yourself and a desire to learn.

“I am able to appreciate and enjoy productions of Shakespeare better.” Class Member



Play: Coriolanus

Payment: £160 (for 10 weeks)

Times: Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

Dates: 11 Jan - 22 Mar (Half Term; 15 Feb, no class)

Venue: GreenArk, Lido Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1HB. To be run in person at GSC HQ (subject to government guidelines at the time).


GSC is committed to making your time with us as enjoyable as possible. We aim to cater for every student’s needs and our rehearsal spaces are wheelchair friendly. If you’re thinking of joining a club and have specific access requirements, please contact us so that we can make your class as enjoyable as possible.

To read our Safeguarding Policy please visit our Policies and Procedures Page.


If you would like more information, please contact us or call the office 01483 301590.

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