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!
The Shakespeare at The George Trust privacy statement – how we look after information about our audiences
Who are we?
The Shakespeare at The George Trust is charity.
How we collect details about our audiences:
We gather information about individuals when they sign up to be on our mailing list. We also take details of a person’s name, telephone number and email (if provided) when they book tickets to one of our shows.
What information do we keep?
We only collect basic personal details such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. We process this data on the basis that either consent has been provided or a legitimate interest exists.
Please let us know if your information changes as it is important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date.
How do we protect your personal data?
We put in place reasonable security measures to protect against any unauthorised access or damage to, or disclosure or loss of, your information.
How do we use this data?
We will use your information to tell you about our forthcoming shows and similar events that are likely to be of interest to you – this is called ‘Legitimate Interest’.
How long do we keep the data?
Until you tell us that you no longer wish to receive our mailing list. Thereafter we will maintain a record that you no longer wish to be contacted.
Do we share this information?
Ending contact from SaTG:
If you no longer wish to be contacted by SaTG then you simply need to tell us by phoning, writing or emailing the Publicity Trustee on the details below:
By post to:
34 The Highway
There is also an unsubscribe option on all electronic mailings. If you ask us to stop contacting you, we keep a record of this instruction.
What are your rights?
You have the right to request a copy of all the personal information we hold about you in a Subject Access Request. To do this, simply contact the publicity trustee using the details above. We will take reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you. If you have a complaint you can contact the publicity trustee in the first place, and if not satisfied, the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
How to contact us: