The Society’s annual subscription (September to June) is £30, or £10 for students and those who do not wish to read.

Other guests are welcome at readings at a fee of £5. For those considering joining an initial visit is free of charge.

What happens at our meetings

  • All Shakespeare’s plays are read, generally in a six-year cycle, with occasional readings of plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, or later plays with Shakespearean interest.
  • All members are encouraged to read but non-readers are also welcome.  Readers stand to participate in a dedicated central space.
  • Members are advised of their casting a month in advance to allow for preparation.  A cast list is available each month, which helps new members to get to know fellow members’ names.
  • There is time at the end of the each meeting for members to take refreshments, provided voluntarily, and to meet each other informally.
  • Members may publicise their forthcoming theatre and other activities at the monthly meetings.
  • Special events (usually at Christmas, following the Society’s AGM) have included lectures, ‘in conversation’ events with well-known members of the acting profession, cabaret-style performances by actors, and Christmas quizzes.
  • New members are welcome at all times.