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"I got a part in the school play and became involved in the drama department. It was the most thrilling thing I’d ever done. Being part of that community gave me this tremendous feeling of self-worth, which is probably the most important emotion you can have."Chiwetel Ejiofor OBE (OA 90-95) | BAFTA winner, Oscar & Golden Globe nominee – Daily Telegraph.

Every year, dozens of boys are involved in school productions in the Edward Alleyn Theatre, promenade or site-specific performances within the wider College campus, or at James Allen’s Girls’ School, with whom we frequently collaborate. Productions are directed and designed to exacting professional standards, often supported by our director in residence and specialist practitioners.

"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." Mark Shanahan | Principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Head of Music at the National Opera Studio

"These productions and theatrical events will live in the boys’ souls forever and I am extremely grateful to you for what it has meant to our son" Louise Bates | Parent

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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

Edward Alleyn Theatre

Middle School Production 
The Wonderful World of Dissocia 2015
Report and pictures
Upper School Production
Caucasian Chalk Circle 2014
Report and pictures

Lower School Production
Hiawatha 2014

Report and pictures

Middle School Production
A Midsummer Night’s Dream2013

Report and pictures
Pictures by Will Reid
Pictures by Maggie Jarman