students in white greecian robes dancing
Chorus Cast of Anything Goes posing as sailors
Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and the Lion in Wizard of Oz dancing
2 students in a boat under the moon in Our Country's Good
The Good Witch and Dorothy in Wizard of Oz LEH production

Whether it’s touring Roald Dahl musicals to local primary schools, staging a West End musical with the boys from Hampton School, or running a show backstage with a team of techies, we encourage our pupils to take part, test themselves, and enjoy everything the department has to offer.

In recent years we have staged musicals including the Wizard of Oz! and Anything Goes; we’ve commissioned new work from a contemporary performance poet; we’ve dunked Benedick of Much Ado fame into a fully working fountain and we’ve even fired a confetti cannon or two. Meanwhile, in the drama studio, our GCSE and A level candidates consistently excel: their practical work has been picked out for special praise by the Chief Examiner for three years in a row.

We keep ourselves fresh by regularly hosting workshops and training from leading theatre practitioners, and recently, 80 students went on a Performing Arts tour to New York City.

All of this work takes place in and around our stunning 330 seat theatre: it is a flexible space at the heart of the Arts Centre, which includes a rehearsal suite, studio theatre, green room and seminar room, as well as the Music and Art Departments.

Find out more about the School Play Experience at LEH

Wizard of Oz - Scarecrow performing on stage
Anything Goes - Hampton boy and LEH girl dancing
Hampton boy and LEH girl on stage talking
Oliver! - LEH student playing oliver stood up singing
LEH student performing on stage
LEH student performing on stage
Hampton and LEH student performing duet in Anything Goes musical
Anything Goes - student performing song in red sequin dress
LEH student performing on stage in Welcome to Thebes
LEH student performing in play on stage
Oliver! - LEH student performing on stage

Drama here is ouststanding.

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