These performance opportunities include our Open Evenings, Music Concert, Dance Show, Pupils Showcase and Prize Giving Ceremony. All of these take place at our Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, a delightful proscenium arch theatre, run by our professional, in-house production team using state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Other productions take place in our fully equipped studio spaces and include the Junior Musical, Evening of Dance, Live Lounge and Choreographic Platform.
“Pupils excel in working with others, continually supporting and encouraging each other, and driving one another on to further achievement.” Independent Schools Inspectorate – November 2019
The ArtsEd Youth Dance Company is run as an extra-curricular class for dancers in Years 10 to 13. Entry is by audition, and participants experience the excitement of performing as a member of a contemporary dance company. Students learn repertoire and work with guest choreographers to prepare for performances at prestigious venues.
Recent venues have included the Royal Albert Hall, The Place, Trinity Laban and Sadlers Wells, the home of dance in the UK.
Opportunities for our Acting students to demonstrate their talents to an external audience include performances at the National Student Drama Festival and the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Drama Festival, where pupils from ArtsEd have won competitions for the last two years running.
For Sixth Form students, we aim to provide performance opportunities that foster professionalism as much as they elicit enjoyment. In addition to opportunities to perform in-house, Sixth Form students also regularly perform at external events and venues. Recent examples include the ISA Drama Festival, Rich Dance Festival, Bedford Park Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, Lost Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Capitol Horsham, Lyric Theatre, Posk Theatre, Soho Theatre and Stockwell Playhouse.