About the Society

Plymouth Shakespeare Society has been in existence for over 100 years.

Meetings are held twice a month on Wednesday afternoons in Autumn and Spring at the Burgess hall, which is at the back of the Unitarian Church on Notte Street.  There is a separate  entrance to the hall on Princess Street.

You don’t have to be an expert on Shakespeare to join us.  Our aim is lively discussion and learning. You can take part or just sit back and enjoy.  Discover or recapture the drama, the tragedies, the humour and the beautiful language of the great Bard.  Listen to a variety of lectures on his works, his life and the world he inhabited, some given by visiting speakers and other by members.

Though the main focus of the Society is on Shakespeare, we are interested in all sorts of literature and manage to enjoy ourselves in other ways too. From time to time we have Members’ Evenings when anyone who wishes can make a contribution in the form of reading or performing short extracts, music or other entertainments of their own choice.  We also have Society luncheon gatherings twice yearly at various venues in city.

There is no age limit to the Membership.  If you would like to come for a session or two to try us out before joining you will receive a warm welcome.

The Subscription fee for this year is £20.  Student Concessions are available.

Please contact the Society Secretary, Mrs Pat Lower at mrspatlower@gmail.com or by telephone on 01752 660478.