Academic departments


Drama is a dynamic art form that springs from an ancient tradition and is a reflection of human relationships. It explores the world through enactment, allowing us to understand the present and imagine the future. The King's School Drama Department uses this unique art form to develop and inspire confidence, communication, collaboration and self-expression. The teaching of Drama allows our boys to engage in a range of experiences recognising the contribution of actors, directors, playwrights, designers and technicians. Equally as important, we equip students with interactive and communication skills that will enrich every aspect of their personal and professional world.

Drama flourishes at King's due to a program that encourages all elements of performance, and it attracts a cross section of boys throughout the School, who experience scripted work to the self-devised, monologues to group presentations and physical theatre. The outstanding facilities encourage boys to engage with every element of production. The Drama Studio (a modern 200-seat black box theatre) empowers students with the opportunity to perform in a professional setting and to develop highly technical skills in lighting, sound, design and stage management. Their study of Drama is complemented by regular city trips to view professional theatre.

Our HSC results are outstanding, with students consistently achieving marks in the top bands and using Drama as one of the major contributors towards their ATAR scores. We are also proud of the fact that we are consistently nominated for OnSTAGE, the annual Board of Studies presentation of exemplary achievement.