‘A school where the Performing Arts live up to their name’
There is seldom a day when the onsite professional theatre, the Seckford Theatre, is not resounding with a production in rehearsal, full performance or academic drama studies. Woodbridge School prides itself on the inclusive nature and professional quality of its productions. Whether academic or extra-curricular, students are encouraged to explore a wide range of theatrical styles; from the spectacular whole School musical, to the annual open air Shakespeare and our bi-annual performance at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Drama is a thriving, very popular subject, and pupils are able to flex their creative muscles, as writers, directors and performers. Involvement in drama is not limited to performance; those who prefer to work behind the scenes can train under the professional guidance of a full-time theatre technician in lighting, sound, set-design and backstage support.
LAMDA was founded in 1861 and is the oldest drama school in the United Kingdom. It is also the largest statuary speech and drama award body in the country.
LAMDA teaching encompasses a wide range of subjects including acting, verse and prose, public speaking, spoken English, and musical theatre. LAMDA is about process and learning through fun, and acquiring new skills that will benefit every student. LAMDA pupils also get to experience visits from theatre and television professionals such as actors, casting agents and writers.
LAMDA at Woodbridge consistently achieves 50% distinctions every year. The School has a 100% success rate with students gaining their Trinity Diploma at Level 4 in the National Qualifications framework (first year of degree level study).
Click here to download application form for LAMDA lessons in the Senior School
Please visit the Seckford Theatre Website for forthcoming productions.
The Theatre website details both School and professional visiting performances.