Shakespeare’s Guildhall re-opens

Shakespeare’s Guildhall re-opens
Lesley Kemp (top left) with volunteers and performers at the guildhall

King’s Lynn’s unique St George’s Guildhall throws doors open to visitors for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.

From Monday 21st June, volunteers from Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust will once again be welcoming guests from around the UK, to see inside Britain’s oldest working theatre and the only theatre in the world that can claim Shakespeare performed there.Guildhall kl


The initiative is a key part of the SGT strategy for the Guildhall and for the town, The SGT team has always believed that St George’s Guildhall can play a pivotal role in developing King’s Lynn as a major tourist destination. In the 9 months prior to the pandemic closing the Guildhall, the volunteers showed over 3,000 visitors around the theatre. They now see the re-opening of the Guildhall as a significant opportunity to attract even more visitors to the town.
Initially, the Guildhall will be opening Monday to Friday from 10am until 2pm, but it is hoped that the opening hours can be extended to include weekends and longer days in the near future.

Lesley Kemp, the new SGT Volunteer Coordinator, has been working hard over the past few weeks to get the Guildhall and the volunteers ready to re-open. This includes training and preparations to make sure visitors can be welcomed safely in line with the new Covid-19 safety requirements.