Drama

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 Grease 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 Theatre Studies. From September 2020 we will offer Theatre Studies at GCSE. We also support applications to Drama School as an alternative to university.

Downside School Drama Staff

Mrs A McGarry BATeacher of English & Drama / Theatre Studies
Mrs P SchofieldLAMDA Tutor