The Richmond Shakespeare Society is a highly-respected amateur dramatic society with a Membership from a wide area. Founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare's plays annually in the open air, we have grown to have a programme of eight productions a year by vastly differing playwrights of all eras, from ancient Greece to the modern day. We have our own theatre (which is extremely well-equipped), the Mary Wallace Theatre by the riverside in Twickenham.
We are always very happy to welcome new members, both those who will become involved in our activities and those who simply wish to enjoy our performances.
For those interested in taking part in the work of the Theatre, experience is not essential - we will teach you all you need to know to become a valuable member of our team in whatever area of expertise attracts you.
We're also a registered charity - Registered Charity No 276271
The Mary Wallace Theatre is near the centre of Twickenham, on the Embankment beside the Thames (opposite Eel Pie Island) and in between the Barmy Arms Pub and St Mary's church.
Access to M3 and Central London is via A316 (the Chertsey Road).
290 from Staines;
110, 281, H22 from Hounslow;
281 from Kingston;
R68 from Hampton Court;
33, 490, H22, R68, R70 from Richmond.
British Rail to Twickenham, or nearby Richmond (which is also served by London Underground's District Line).
“Oh! you gods, why do you make us love your goodly gifts, and snatch them straight away?”Pericles, Act iii, Sc. 1