Acting, directing, writing or producing: whatever your passion for theatre, you can learn how to refine your skills on our Theatre course. Not only will you get plenty of opportunities to perform, you will also learn about many of the associated roles and tasks necessary to put on a show. This includes looking at the business side of putting on a play and the marketing behind productions. You will perform in at least eight productions during your time at the School, and you will also get the opportunity to write your own plays, tour outside of school and work with community groups. At the end of your course you will be equipped with the practical skills to join the professional world of theatre or further your education in the industry.
If you join us aged 14 you will develop the practical skills for performance including voice and movement.
You will have the opportunity to learn how to write your own work for performance as well as perform in scripted plays. You will also have the chance to attend trips to the theatre.
At the end of your studies you will achieve a BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Theatre), equivalent to GCSE 9-4.
How Do I Apply
Please answer the following questions on section 7 of the application form:
What do you think your best performance has been so far and why?
What do you think is the most effective piece of theatre you have seen and why?
Why do you think theatre is important?
What do you think you will learn and what do
There are more than 30 productions per year presented by the Theatre department, so you will have many opportunities to get involved in a performance. As well as this, you might just get the opportunity to perform at professional venues such as the Trafalgar Studios and New Wimbledon Studio Theatre. The department’s month-long season, Common Ground, showcases a wide genre of plays here at the School. Strawberry Picking, a new writing season, lets you create your own theatre and organise your own performances independently: a creative challenge, but a rewarding one!
What Qualities Do I Need?
You should have a passion for theatre and the arts and have the commitment and the drive to push yourself. You should also feel comfortable working in a team and be keen to pursue a career in the world of theatre.