Drama

Drama lessons at Caldicott are exciting, stimulating and fun. The teaching is provided by professional drama teachers who ensure that each 35-minute drama session develops a range of theatrical skills including mime, movement, improvisation, voice, verse, text work, debate and public speaking.

Classes are also designed to improve confidence, imagination, creativity, awareness of physicality and general social skills. Boys will leave the Drama Department with lifelong skills which benefit their professional and personal lives.

Drama was incorporated into the academic timetable in 2005 for all boys in the Junior and Middle school and also to the Senior School in 2017.  Drama is also offered as an optional evening activity for Senior boys; in particular for those considering applying for drama scholarships or wishing to take further drama assessments such as LAMDA. 

We offer every boy the opportunity to be involved in school productions whether they are acting on stage or working on set design, lighting or costume. There are a number of large scale productions as well as scripted and devised compositions over the course of the school year.

Boys at Caldicott are offered the opportunity to sit The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) courses in two areas - Communication and Performance.  Boys are able to sit graded examinations in 'Speaking Verse and Prose' and 'Acting', and are assessed by an external LAMDA examiner.

Caldicott is also a member of the National Independent Schools' Drama Association (NISDA)