Established in 2006, the Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) is one of the largest professional producers of live Shakespeare and workshops in Surrey. GSC’s Education Department engages with over 4000 people, young and old, across the South East.

With My Eyes is a unique course of dramatherapy workshops for Surrey teenagers with mental-health needs and their parents, run by Guildford Shakespeare Company and professional dramatherapists. It is aimed at young people who have been excluded from school, or are at risk of exclusion. The purpose of With My Eyes is to break the cycle of mental health issues and provide an opportunity for emotions and feelings to be expressed and explored through drama and creative arts. The teenagers and their parents are supported in developing a mutual understanding, based on shared experiences, in a consistent and safe environment. The Award was made to build on the success of the earlier pilot course.

After her visit to the GSC to present the award certificate, the High Sheriff commented: “The confidence exuded from the young people who had completed the pilot course of drama therapy sessions,the support from each other and from GSC was great to experience”.

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Awarded 2019-2020



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Past Awards 2019-2020

Viewpoint – TheHorseCourse

Cardinals in the Community

The Normandy Therapy Garden

Matrix Trust - Elevate

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Mock Trial Competition

The Trinity Trust

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Staying Safe Workshop

Surrey Clubs for Young People


Amber – Smart Recovery


FISH Playscheme

Stopgap Dance