The Performing Arts develop vital skills in communication, build self-confidence, aid presentation skills (vital in later life), enable pupils to work as a team and have pride in performance and perhaps, most importantly, have tremendous fun and enjoyment working together to create something magical.
We are tremendously fortunate to have some of the best facilities in the country for Performing Arts and the College is well known for its specialism in the area. The Queen’s Hall, a fully equipped 500-seat theatre complete with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, is used for all major productions as well for rehearsals and practices.
The Wyvern Hall with heated wooden floors, mirrored wall and retractable seating for 120, is an ideal performance area especially for dance, although it also serves as an additional performance area for music and drama performances throughout the year. The Wyvern Hall is a very versatile space in which we run our Performing Arts Academy (click here for more information) and the many dance classes on offer (including Street Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Modern, Tap and Contemporary) is quite outstanding.
There is also a purpose-built, blacked-out Drama Studio with retractable seating for 75 used for Drama lessons, theatre in the round and more intimate productions.