Desmond Holt Memorial Trust Charity Concert

In 2001, the Desmond Holt Memorial Trust was created to advance the work of GTG for young people venturing into the performing arts. 

The late Desmond Holt founded Godalming Theatre Group. He loved working with young people and encouraged them to reach their full potential as performers. It is, therefore, entirely fitting that the Trust should bear his name.


The Desmond Holt Memorial Trust is an independent organisation, managed by a team of Trustees.


Its sole aim is to raise funds for providing bursaries to aspiring actors, singers, dancers or theatre technicians, to help with their education in the performing arts.

Each summer the Trust invites Godalming Theatre Group to stage a fund raising concert.  

 Desmond Holt

Founder Of GTG

The more funds the Trust can raise, the more people it can help.  It welcomes the support of any organisation that can help raise funds, to help the young talent of today become the stars of tomorrow.

Many of the present and past beneficiaries of bursaries, who are training or now working in the profession, perform in the concert alongside GTG members and friends. Everyone gives their time and their talent for free to appear in this "show in a day".

Any member of any society affiliated to GATA (the Guildford Amateur Theatre Association) can apply for a bursary from the DHMT, to assist with their performing arts tuition expenses, provided their society has contributed to the Trust according to the DHMT constitution.

If you would like further details of how to become involved with the trust, please contact us.

Beneficiaries (Click To View Names)