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The benefits of studying theatre at Clifton College

We are very proud to launch our new drama film and highlight all the benefits that studying this subject can have for our students: from increased confidence and more practice in public speaking, to preparing students for a career in the theatre world.

We are also delighted to announce that James Moore will take up the newly created position of Head of Performing Arts at Clifton College from September 2024. In his role, he will focus on driving facilities development, partnerships and engagement in music and theatre, as well as developing the dance offering at the College.

In recent years, the following performances have been performed across the College, from Nursery to Sixth Form, in our purpose-built on-site theatre, the Redgrave Theatre:

  • Chicago Teen
  • Oklahoma by Rodgers & Hammerstein!
  • Seven minutes after midnight
  • Sister Act, JR.
  • Beauty and the Beast, JR.
  • Shrek JR. The Musical
  • The Little Mermaid JR.
  • Deceived
  • Treasure Island

And there will be many more to come!

Clifton College offers students a unique opportunity to excel and achieve personal excellence through our scholarship program. Each year we award a number of scholarships to students with the potential to excel in their chosen field. We offer drama scholarships for students aged 11, 13 and 16. Find out more here. Find the scholarship brochure here.

“Theatre at Clifton College is a vibrant and exciting community of performers, directors and theatre makers. Our students are the lifeblood of the work we create both in academic classes and in our forward-thinking extra-curricular programme of theatre and industry-focused workshops. Theatre at Clifton is about developing your wider understanding of the theatre world and finding your voice on that journey.

“To support our students on their journey into the performing arts, Clifton College has appointed James Moore as our new Director of Performing Arts. James brings a wealth of experience in community engagement and youth theatre and we are delighted that he will help shape the development of the performing arts within the College as we work to become a true centre of excellence in Bristol and the South West.”
– Head of the Theatre Department at Clifton College.