About Shakespeare at The George
Since 1959, Shakespeare at The George has entertained tens of thousands of people with its acclaimed open-air productions of Shakespeare’s plays, held in the courtyard of The George Hotel in Huntingdon. The atmospheric Jacobean courtyard provides an evocative setting, much like audiences would have experienced in Shakespeare’s time.
We are an amateur group who pride ourselves on providing near-professional quality productions for a two week run, every summer. We are a registered charity and run by a board of trustees who oversee all aspects of the company.
The Shakespeare at The George Trust makes a number of charitable funds available to local groups and individuals to further theatre and theatre skills in the region. Theses bursaries are available on an annual basis and we encourage anyone interested to let us know via our contacts page.
THE MO PEARCE BURSARY:
This is in memory of the late Mo Pearce, former Trustee, director and actress for the company who inspired so many people with her love of Shakespeare and performance. SaTG are delighted to offer a maximum of £1000 each year to support amateur projects that connect to theatre in any particular way.
The Company are proud to support young students beginning academic studies in any area connected to theatre. This could be theatre studies, drama school, or training in costume, make-up or back stage skills. Our only requirement is that the applicant has worked with us for at least a brief period of time, as part of one of our acting companies, or assisting us backstage. Typically we are pleased to award a bursary of £250.00.
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT AND COSTUMES:
The company owns a considerable amount of lighting equipment and staging, let alone our famous costume collection. At the discretion of the Trustees and in particular the technical heads of the relevant backstage departments for our company, we are pleased to loan out equipment and costumes. For amateur companies, as long as the necessary insurance against loss or damage is covered, we make no charge for these loans.
Please explore our website to find out about past productions, our current shows (including our new, SaTG In The Parlour productions) and how to get involved. Tickets for all our shows are available here. Enjoy!