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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. 

Drama Team

Kathryn Norton-Smith

Director of Drama

Emma Prendergast

Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies

Lucy Mackenzie

Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies

Mark Wignall

Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies

Catherine Ibbotson

Teacher of Dance and Drama

Eddie Loodmer-Elliott

Director in Residence

Carol Morris

Theatre Manager

Heather Baskerville

Theatre Co-ordinator & Location Manager