Performance opportunities involve pupils of all ages, not only through the curriculum but through drama clubs, assemblies and major school productions.

Opportunities create an environment where boys can push personal boundaries, channel creative energy and learn about many aspects of theatre craft, from acting to production and management. The well-designed 200-seat Elizabeth Theatre and the QE Hall provide enviable facilities for a wide range of drama activities.

Drama productions at QEGS nurture teamwork and discipline, in turn stretching the creative abilities of both students and audiences as far as possible. Students with a diversity of talents enjoy the opportunity to participate as actors or directors, members of the technical teams responsible for stage management, make-up, lighting, sound, design, publicity or front-of-house management.

In alternate years the joint production will be either a major musical or play. Recent highly-successful productions performed jointly with WGHS include, ‘Wuthering Heights’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

Our students develop their skills in drama both within the curriculum and through extra-curricular opportunities which enable them to progress to top universities to study courses relating to directing, performing and writing.

Key Facts

  • Performance opportunities involve pupils of all ages via drama clubs, assemblies and major school productions
  • Drama is taught as a separate subject in Years 7-9
  • Pupils can take GCSE Drama in Year 10
  • A-Level Theatre Studies is taught jointly with WGHS
  • Each year there are two or more major school productions staged jointly with WGHS