In line with the government’s road-map, we plan on running these workshops in person at GSC HQ (subject to government guidelines at the time). Please note that social-distancing measures will be in place, so numbers will be strictly limited.  In the event that government advice changes we will revert back to online teaching via Zoom.

Read our Covid-19 Protocols and Covid-19 Risk Assessment.


Following in the footsteps of our professionals, the GSC Young Company is a weekly course for 12-18 yr olds. Members devise and rehearse a brand new play inspired by our professional season. Each show is staged in a local Guildford venue, emulating our company's site-responsive philosophy.


Saturday 17 April, 1pm* | Streamed live via YouTube

*Please note: We have changed the performance start-time to accommodate the minute's silence at 3pm

Not all is at it seems at Heathside School. There are hushed whispers in the music room and strange projections in the classrooms. Everyone has their secrets, from the hockey team to the Anime Club. Then there are the sinister sisters in the dark room itself. In this modern take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, let the Young Company take you on a murder mystery adventure like no other…*

Building on the success of 2020's Measure The Merry Night, members have been greatly involved in the writing process of their latest show. The play has been written with GSC’s Associate Playwright, Ant Stones (Robin HoodAlice in WonderlandGrimms' Fairy Tales), through a combination of devising, improvisation and written text.

Through the unique mentoring scheme, members have also designed their own costumes and the artwork for the show. Drawing on the vast experience of GSC' professional team and associates, members gain feedback on their acting skills and take on creative and backstage roles, through a variety of masterclasses, production meetings and guided tasks.


*TRIGGER WARNINGS The Dark Room contains conversations surrounding themes of suicide, bullying, death and the supernatural. As such it will contain scenes that some audience members may find disturbing. Please feel free to contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.


Please Note: Students must audition to become a member of the Young Company.

GSC Young Company meet every Thursday, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, at GSC HQ

Members of The Young Company performing in Robin Hood, 2018

The Different Phases

The course is split into two phases. Phase 1 begins in September and focuses on devising the script through practical exercises. Phase 2 begins in January with rehearsals of the completed script, before the final public performance at Easter.

The course is designed so children can join at the beginning of Phase 1 or Phase 2 (subject to availability).


Full Course: £700

Any questions? Email us

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.
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