Performing Arts

The breath-taking talent of our boys is fostered in an environment where they can fully express themselves, irrespective of their passions.  High-profile and more intimate performances, frequently as shared initiatives with girls from our local schools, promote personal expression.

Our Music Department has established an enviable reputation, exceptional by any school’s standards.  Indeed, it is rare to walk through the Old Building at any time of day without hearing the soaring, inspiring sounds of music.  A host of choirs and ensembles, supported by a staff of passionate musicians, caters for all abilities and interests.  The School offers individual tuition on singing and pretty much every and any musical instrument.  In fact, over 300 one-to-one music lessons take place in any one week.  Regular concerts and recitals locally, nationally and internationally allow the boys to showcase their musicality in surroundings as atmospheric as the aesthetically stunning courtyard of the Old Building and as impressive as St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Likewise, drama is a vibrant and energetic part of the life of the School.  Plays cater to all age groups, from the more intimate to the most ambitious performances, including joint school musicals and productions.  In the last few years, productions have included Bugsy Malone and Les Misérables, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and The History Boys, Emil and the Detectives and Midsummer Night’s Dream Gone Wrong, to name but a few.  From developing performance skills through LAMDA and professional workshops, to technical theatre including lighting, sound, set construction and stage management, our passionate Drama Department encourages every boy to express himself creatively: working collaboratively, building confidence, and supporting the journey of self-expression.