In the Drama Department, we enable all our students to hone their dramatic skills through focused, imaginative rehearsal as they aim towards a professional standard of performance.

We guide our students towards working collaboratively, in order to create brilliant pieces of drama and theatre.

Along the way, our students will grow in confidence and develop the vital life skills of communication, co-operation and expression which will stay with them long into the future.

Whether you are an actor, director or designer, you will find a home within our enthusiastic and passionate department.

Our students can learn and perform in one of our purpose-built studio spaces, or they can tread the boards on The Blake Theatre stage, be this in a large-scale musical production, a brand new, professionally written play or maybe a Shakespearean comedy or tragedy.

We also run smaller scale productions such as House Drama, Junior Drama, Actor’s Lab, Drama workshops and performances for special occasions.

We offer LAMDA exams as a way of further improving technique and allowing our students the chance to fully enjoy the excitement and rewards that a creative education can bring.