The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Guildford School of Acting proudly presents

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A musical for the whole family


Based on the timeless Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated feature, showcasing the film’s Academy Award-nominated score and new songs by Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies and the musicals Little Shop of Horrors and Sister Act) and Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin and Wicked)

As the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris, Quasimodo, the bellringer who longs to be "Out There”, observes all of Paris revelling in the ‘Feast of Fools’.  Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda.  Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled.  As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

This production features BA Musical Theatre final year students in collaboration with BA Theatre Production and MA Stage Management students.

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Book by Peter Parnell.

Director: Nigel West, Choreographer: Rachael Kerridge, Musical Director: Tom Turner.


A workshop on the yvonne arnaud stage

Free workshop!

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is delighted to offer a free workshop that explores the theme of discrimination in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a musical based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo.

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The Showgoers

A new social group for theatre-lovers

Do you sometimes wish you'd been to watch something, but didn't because you didn't want to go alone? Are you experiencing social isolation and want to meet new people or do you just love live theatre and want to share the experience with others? If you said yes to any of the above, The Showgoers is the group for you!

Come and meet others before the show, find out more about the production, enjoy a soft drink on us and socialise together in the interval, whilst also enjoying a great evening of entertainment.

Upcoming Performances:

Wed 5 Jun - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Wed 3 Jul - The 39 Steps
Starts at 7pm

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Tickets from £23
Concessions from £13

The following concessions apply on standard tickets:

  • Students & Under 25s
  • Job Seekers, Pension Credit & Universal Credit recipients
  • Access

The following discounts apply on standard tickets:

  • Groups & Schools / Members

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Venue: Main House

Running Time: Approximately 2 hour 30 mins including a 20 min interval

Show Times

Sat 1 - Sat 8 Jun 2024 (Excl Sun 2)

Evenings, 7.30pm

Thu 6 & Sat 8 Matinees, 2.30pm


To book accessible tickets and discuss your access requirements, please contact our Box Office.
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Advisory Info

Ages 7+

Due to some adult themes this production may not be appropriate to very young children