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"I’m still on a high from the creativity and talent that abounds in the Edward Alleyn Theatre; it oozes from every nook and cranny and from every person connected to it." Lesley Sharp | BAFTA - and Olivier-nominated actress and winner of Screen Actors Guild and Royal Television Society awards

Dulwich College was founded by the leading actor Edward Alleyn who, through his association with Philip Henslowe and Christopher Marlowe, ignited the theatres on Bankside with thrilling and groundbreaking plays. In the continued spirit of invention and daring, drama is still at the heart of College life.

"I was most struck by the vibrancy and shared endeavour that the active and progressive theatre community at Dulwich College contributes to the life, education and socialisation of these young minds." Tess Duignan | Guest Voice Coach at RSC and Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College

"Dulwich College's renowned drama department." The Sunday Telepgraph

Faustus at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Independent Schools of the Year 2019

In 2019 Dulwich College was awarded Independent School of the Year for the Performing Arts, acknowledging the work and talent of the Drama and Music departments. The award was conferred by Independent School Parent magazine. 

Theatre Committee

Peter Jolly

Director of Drama

Kathryn Norton-Smith

Academic Head of Theatre Studies

Emma Prendergast

Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies

Victoria Arter

Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies

Catherine Ibbotson

Dancer in Residence

Carol Morris

Theatre Manager

Heather Baskerville

Theatre Co-ordinator