Shakespeare at The George has been performing open-air Shakespeare productions at The George Hotel, Huntingdon since 1959. The courtyard of the hotel is a genuine Elizabethan setting, built in 1574 and is representative of the type of venue that would have been used in Shakespeare’s time and indeed has been used for hundreds of years by travelling players.
The first SaTG production was at a time when there was a thriving amateur theatre culture in the area. The layout and ambiance of the George was considered by many to be perfect for Shakespeare and it was a coming together of people from many different groups that achieved this.
Although our main summer production is always a Shakespeare play, since 2014 we have also expanded our repertoire to include SaTG in The Parlour, created to broaden the range and accessibility of SaTG productions. The Parlour concept allows us to provide high quality local drama at other times of the year, in more intimate settings, by other playwrights.