Wellington Shakespeare Society

The Wellington Shakespeare Society meets at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of each month to relish the works of Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays are read and analysed. Guest speakers present lectures.

Activities include: Shakespeare play readings, annual video/DVD evening, lectures and talks

Our regular meeting space is Inverlochy Art School, 3 Inverlochy Place, Te Aro (unless otherwise stated)

WSS Members & SGCNZ Friends $3 / General Public welcome $5 – includes light supper

WSS is very keen to have young people join and develop the future direction of the organisation.
 Visitors & New Members – all ages – are welcome to attend any sessions!

To join contact Robert Gordon 04 384 7693 WSS Membership Form

Enquiries to Robert Gordon M: 021 395 896 or Lynley Hutton  M: 027 418 872

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Wellington Shakespeare Society Upcoming Events

Thursday June 3:                      7.30pm The Eternal Woman of William Shakespeare – Play reading

Thursday June 24:                    7.00pm Dance Nimble SolesLower Hutt Little Theatre

Thursday August 5:                  7.30pm Reading of King John (1st half)

Thursday September 2:             7.30pm Reading of King John (2nd half)

Saturday 9 or                            7.30pm Culminating Performances of SGCNZ
Sunday 10 October:                  4.00pm National Shakespeare Schools Production – 3 plays x 40min ea

Thursday 4 November:             7.30pm George Phillips Memorial Lecture – Sophie Simons

Thursday December 3:              6.30pm Christmas Party with young performers


“A Sweet Society of Fair Ones” by Neil Coup and Dawn Sanders ONZM QSM

WSS Book: A Sweet Society of Fair Ones

2017 was the 453rd anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, on 23 April 1564. It is also the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Wellington Shakespeare Society on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 1932. To celebrate this special occasion, the Society published its history in a concise and charming book, listing many of its milestones, achievements and important members.

$18 RRP, $15 for WSS members & SGCNZ Friends.

Download the order form for the WSS History Book A Sweet Society of Fair Ones.