The SaTG Charitable Trust

Shakespeare at The George is a registered charity and is managed by a board of trustees. The SaTG Trust is non-profit making and has a commitment to promoting drama in the local community.

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 (see below for details of the bursaries).  These are available on an annual basis and we encourage anyone interested to get in touch by emailing us on

Trust meetings are usually held once a month throughout the year when in conjunction with the director of the play chosen, they agree on the organisation and the development of the current production. Once a year (in September), the Trustees also decide which of the applicants should receive the bursaries.

Trustees 2019-2020

Patron: Dame Norma Major DBE.

Chair: Richard Brown

Treasurer: Phil Leverett

Secretary: Steph Hamer

Trustees: Kevin Connor, Ian Favell, Heather Livermore, Simon Maylor, Reuben Milne, Louise West.

Honorary Life Friends: Michael Williamson JP, DL, Eric and Wendy Usher, Graham Pearce, Trish James and Julie Pope.

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.

Individual Bursaries

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.

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.