The Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company is proud to be entering its ninth successful year, having gone from strength to strength in establishing what is now one of the most respected performance groups at the university.



The Company, made up of an increasing number of talented actors, directors, designers and producers, is committed to the production of one large scale Shakespeare play each year as well as holding frequent workshops covering topics from literary analysis to stagecraft, theatrical history, adaptation, costuming, and set design.

No matter what aspect of theatre you’re into, everyone is welcome to take part in workshops and productions in the safe creative space of the EUSC where everyone is learning new ways to engage with Shakespeare’s work! As well as acting you can also try your hand at producing and directing or get involved backstage with the tech or stage managing – there are always helping hands to show you the way!

Our previous productions are:

2018 - Romeo & Juliet
2017 - Twelfth Night
2016 - King Lear
2015 - The Merchant of Venice
2014 - The Tempest
2013 - Coriolanus
2012 - The Winter’s Tale
2011 - A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2010 - Macbeth (this production also toured the Scottish Highlands for four days in the Easter of 2010, including two performances at Macbeth's home, Cawdor Castle).
2009 - Titus Andronicus

(The Tempest, 2014)



The EUSC's committee accepts applications for each year's show (opening mid-summer) with the aim to put on a show in the spring of Semester 2. All you have to do is decide on a play and apply! We then host informal interviews around the end of September in order to discuss the applications and go from there.

We offer opportunities to join the company through all sorts of ways surrounding the show - from directing, acting, producing, production managing, tech, set, costume, hair and make up and much more!


We hold workshops every fortnight on Sunday afternoons with a whole host of exciting practical and lecture-based events.


Throughout the semester we hold lots of fun socials including (but not limited to) cinema trips (NT Live, RSC etc), pub quiz, film screenings and, of course, our legendary Masquerade each year.


If you have ideas for a workshop or there is something you'd be interested to learn about, just drop us an e-mail or come along to one of our events and speak to our committee. We’re a small, informal society and everyone’s involvement is highly valued!

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Masquerade is an annual event for the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company and one of the biggest events on the Theatre Societies social calendar. It takes place in February of each year at The Caves and is one of the most widely-loved events in Edinburgh.


Organised by Kate Campbell

Masquerade 2017

Organised by Grace Helena Dickson & Sally Pendleton

Masquerade 2016

Organised by Louise Spence

Masquerade 2015

Organised by Sally Pendleton

Masquerade 2014

Organised by Abby Jackson