"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
- Oscar Wilde
The Drama department is a vibrant, exciting well-resourced area of the School. We believe in ‘embodiment’, ‘imagination’ and ‘interaction’. Our philosophy is to develop pupils’ voice, public speaking skills, confidence and self-esteem through Drama skills. We aim for our Harrow performers to be strong and effective communicators of thought, emotion and intention, and open up their imagination through Devised Theatre or the study of a wide range of playwright’s text from classics such as Greek Theatre, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to new playwrights Laura Wade, Simon Stevens and Dennis Kelly to name a few.
We encourage all our students to enter a LAMDA examination twice a year with a visiting examiner from the UK. We are the biggest private centre in Asia and since 2015 640 pupils from Years 2-13 have successfully followed a LAMDA course.
We believe that succeeding in LAMDA examinations demonstrates that not only have our students met a rigorous assessment criteria, and are able in public speaking, but also that they have grown as individuals through participating in a worthwhile activity that is respected as a global standard. The skills learnt in Drama and LAMDA work in partnership to develop the whole child.