Front & Centre Drama

Our aim in Drama is that everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents and enjoy being part of a stage production.

Drama is a popular activity at College and pupils put on at least six productions a year, including House plays. Pupils have the opportunity to perform onstage or be part of the backstage team developing skills in lighting, sound, stage management and more.

Pupils who are part of a production are given protected time, with three sessions a week dedicated to rehearsal and performance. This approach gives pupils space to focus on the production but also ensures that academic studies are not neglected.

One of the biggest joys of College productions is that it allows pupils to perform in front of sold-out audiences of peers, parents and staff in our theatre, Big Classical, which is one of College’s original buildings.

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Pupils of all ages are able to develop their dramatic skills through their participation in one or more of the seven annual productions, including a performance in a local professional theatre and major productions involving nearly 100 pupils, for example the recent success, Grease.

ISI, 2023