Drama is an integral part of life at Downside and, with a 400-seat Theatre in our Performing Arts Centre to showcase talent, we aim to get every pupil involved in some way.

Drama at Downside

Whether it’s onstage, backstage or painting scenery the inter-house play competition every year is a fiercely fought contest involving everyone in the fun. There is a whole school musical every year, a serious play as well as the Junior Production in the summer term enabling some of our younger pupils to take the lead. Recent Productions have included Our House – the Madness Musical and Revolting Children.

LAMDA Courses

For those wishing to take their interest a step further we offer LAMDA courses in speech and drama as well as A level Drama & Theatre. We also support applications to Drama School as an alternative to university.

Downside School Drama Staff

Ms A McGarry BA, MSc (Oxon), PGCE, PGDip Psych Teacher of English / Drama & Theatre
Mrs P Schofield LAMDA Tutor
Miss SJ Sigley BA Teacher of Dance / RAD Ballet Teacher