With our professional-level combined School Hall and Performing Arts Centre, which serves as both concert space and theatre, all pupils at St Nicholas’ enjoy the many opportunities open to them both in lesson and in the various cross and extra-curricular activities on offer in the Drama department.
All pupils up to Year 9 participate in two lessons of drama per week and are given the opportunity to specialise at GCSE level in Year 10 and 11. Senior Girls are encouraged to audition for the Spring Term Senior Production (past productions include “Bugsy Malone”, “Daisy Pulls It Off” and “Seussical”), whilst all the Junior pupils participate in the Junior Play.
In addition, all girls compete in the inter-house Drama Competition, maintaining and building on an atmosphere of inclusion and there are plenty of opportunities within the curriculum for Infants and Juniors to perform to Seniors and vice versa. Drama Workshops are also offered as a popular after school activity at St Nicholas’ for all pupils from Year 3 and after-school LAMDA, Ballet and Street Dance lessons are also available from specialist teachers.
Girls are invited to study many different aspects of drama and the performing arts, including stage makeup, masks and lighting as well as acting and dance drama. Drama is a truly varied and exciting subject at St Nicholas’.