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.

Over 10 weeks, 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


This September you can also take advantage of the new ‘ALL ABARD’ offer. Any new member joining the class in September will save £60. That's only £100 for the term, or £10 per 2-hour session.

Apply for the 'ALL ABARD' offer

Autumn Term 2019: All's Well That Ends Well

24 September - 10 December (HT: 15 & 29 October; no class) (10 week term)

Running alongside our Autumn production, explore one of Shakespeare's most intensely romantic and bittersweet plays. Part fairy-tale, part adventure, All’s Well is a powerful portrait of what it is to be unafraid to follow your dreams.

Spaces are strictly limited, so apply now to avoid disappointment. Simply fill in the online form below and pay the deposit to secure your place.

Apply online

Course Fee: £160

Future Terms*

Spring 2020 (Play TBC): 14 January - 24 March (HT: 18 February; no class)

Summer 2020 (Play TBC): 28 April - 16 June (HT: 19 & 26 May; no class)

*All date subject to change.


Join Guildford’s award-winning professional theatre company for GSC Stages, a new programme for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of theatre-making.

GSC Stages is split into short courses, with each one led by a different practitioner, within GSC’s professional rehearsal room. Over 12 years, GSC has worked with a variety of creatives and practitioners - including directors, actors, producers and designers – and for  the first time course members will be able to learn from their unique and practical masterclasses on theatre skills.

Each course can be joined separately, allowing members to gain a selection of professional insights and explore a variety of techniques through individual and group exercises. All ages and levels of experience are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Details of future courses will be placed here.


If you would like more information, please contact us. [email protected] 01483 301590.

The Bard's Not That Hard

GSC Stages

Previous TBNTH terms have included

Antony & Cleopatra

Julius Caesar

Henry IV

1616: The Year Shakespeare Died

The Winter's Tale

A Midsummer Night's Dream

King Lear

Henry V

Twelfth Night


The Taming of the Shrew


The Sonnets

The Merchant of Venice


Dualogue Masterclass

...and Eagle Radio recordings.

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