We encourage students’ engagement in the performing arts not only to improve their performance skills but also to improve levels of confidence, communication, social, self-discipline and leadership skills. The performing arts helps give them insight into other cultures, explore the world that they live in, take risks and express themselves.

Students have abundant opportunities to experiment and perform, with drama taught as part of the curriculum in Junior School and offered at IGCSE and IB or A-Level. It is an important core subject in our high schools, preparing students for life after Dulwich.

Throughout the year, students perform in a range of drama showcases, examination productions, and main school productions. Many of the Dulwich College International schools work in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company through week-long residencies and professional development, in addition to collaborating on the annual Shakespeare Festival.

Each year students participate in a range of external drama festivals across Asia, working with professional actors, directors, writers and theatre companies.

Group drama events include Diversity, MADD, and the Shakespeare Festival.