Theatre and Drama is a vital part of education at The Royal School. In addition to offering the subject at GCSE and A Level, there are many opportunities for pupils to become involved in this exciting area of School life.

We have a long history of success with structured LAMDA qualifications through individual, paired or group tuition.

There is a Senior School production every year involving Year 7 to Sixth Form performed in our school theatre. Recent productions include Treasure Island, Missing Dan Nolan, Grease and an evening of extracts from Shakespeare. 

The Royal School has strong links with Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre in Guildford and our pupils of all ages are involved in production groups there including Edinburgh Festival productions. We send students from our Sixth Form to study drama at leading universities including Exeter, Bristol and Warwick, as well as specific drama programmes in London and New York.

The involvement of so many of our pupils in Drama and Theatre Studies is testament to the value we put on educating the whole person. The confidence, self-belief and sheer enjoyment that so many of our pupils have found in the performing arts means that it has always been, and will continue to be, at the heart of school life. Students leave The Royal with a respect and appreciation of Theatre Arts in all their forms.