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Take to the stage in drama

Drama is an integral part of the fabric of Truro School life. Students learn core drama skills: vocal projection and articulation, spatial and body awareness, through to studying plays and the characters, stories and themes contained within the plays. Students learn not only about themselves and what makes them ‘tick’, but about the world around them and how the arts explore and comment on the world. The process involved in putting on a play teaches a student the invaluable life skills of creativity, adaptability, compromise, collaboration and self-confidence.

The school runs a number of major productions throughout the year including the annual whole school play or musical, an annual sixth form drama project (including performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every two years) and the junior play in the summer term.

If your child loves the stage then they will feel right at home in our 200-seat Burrell Theatre. Fully equipped with a sound and lighting rig, it is a magnet for touring production companies. What could be more inspiring than standing on the same stage as the professionals?

The school’s facilities provide a home to our theatre company in residence, Cube Theatre, allowing aspiring drama students to work with a professional company. Over 25 pupils have performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Cube Theatre in the last 3 years.

Drama Technical Team

Pupils will have a chance to work with Mr Kearey,Technical Resources Manager, to learn technical skills relating to theatre sound, lighting and stage management, leading to involvement in the technical delivery of school events and productions.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to use our Outside Broadcast Truck and learn technical skills related to live television production. Truro School Live is a project run by the Tech Team, using the truck to live stream school events to friends and family all over the world.

LAMDA

During LAMDA Speech & Drama classes, students are prepared for examinations in one of the following disciplines: Speaking Verse & Prose, Public Speaking, Acting, Musical Theatre and Mime.

LAMDA exams run from Grade 1 to 8, like music grades. Students also perform a selection of their exam pieces each year in the Burrell Theatre.

Scholarships

Drama Scholarships are available to candidates entering Truro School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Please visit our Drama Scholarship page for more information.

Academic Drama

Although drama is not a curriculum subject in the first two years, there is no shortage of opportunities for those with theatrical leanings. Each year there is a junior play in the summer term, and, in the first two terms, drama can be taken as a Wednesday afternoon activity.

In collaboration with the English Department, a Shakespeare Festival is held for all 2nd Year students. During this event, every member of the year group performs on stage in a Shakespeare-focused dramatic presentation.

Drama GCSE can be taken as an option in the third year.

A-Level Drama offers students the opportunity to explore a range of inspirational set texts, create their own work and develop their performance skills to a significantly high level. You can read more about our A-Level Drama course in our Sixth Form Guide.

Recent Drama Productions

Music and Drama News

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.