Drama

St Chris has a long history of delivering excellent drama productions, with many alumni going on to careers in the performing arts. As with all activities, there is a focus on inclusivity and fun within the many productions, and all who want to be involved are warmly welcomed.

The School benefits from a purpose-built theatre and a fully-equipped drama and dance studio.

There are regular productions: Each year there is one main musical production which involves a large number of pupils both on stage and behind the scenes. Recent productions have included Grease; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Les Miserables.

As well as the main musical production, there is also a busy programme of plays and performances for the whole school, as well as for smaller groups and individuals.

These range from popular classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2018) and Equus (2018) to less well-known pieces such as Pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill (2018) and My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley (2018), as well as student devised plays.

LAMDA Training

St Chris is delighted to offer onsite LAMDA training. LAMDA is the largest Speech and Drama Board in the UK and has a reputation for excellence worldwide.

LAMDA training is for pupils interested in theatre – whether it be performing or behind the scenes – and helps grow their confidence and build their communication skills. The sessions take place each week in the School Theatre.

Wombles

The St Chris Wombles play an active and important part in the running of the School Theatre – both for drama productions and each week for Morning Talks.

Pupils have the opportunity to work with our professional theatre technician and learn how to control sound and lighting, put together sets and props and learn skills managing people.

Wombling is an excellent option for those that enjoy the magic of theatre without wanting to be in the limelight.

Virtual Open Day

For families considering applying to St Chris, our Virtual Open Day is online and can be viewed here:

Virtual Open Day

  • Hear video messages from senior members of staff
  • View a virtual 360 degree tour of the school
  • Explore an interactive map showing key areas
  • Find out more about applying by reading our Admissions FAQs

Online Information Events

We are also running a number of online information events this term where you can hear from key staff from the area of the school that you are interested in, and can ask questions about life at St Chris.

Saturday 26 September10.00amSenior School Online Information EventBook Now
Saturday 10 October10.00amJunior School Online Information EventBook Now
Tuesday 13 October7.00pmSixth Form Online Information EventBook Now
Wednesday 4 November7.00pmSenior School Online Information EventBook Now
Wednesday 11 November7.00pmJunior School Online Information EventBook Now

Tours of St Chris

We are currently offering a limited number of socially distanced tours of the school for those families who are considering entry for September 2021.

We would request that families looking at the school for beyond 2021 should please book in for a tour after Christmas.
To book a tour please visit our Admissions portal by clicking here.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to someone please contact Kate Allan, Registrar or Sarah Davis, Admissions Assistant, at admissions@stchris.co.uk or call +44 1462 650947.