Theatre

Charterhouse continues to build on the very strong, long-standing tradition of Theatre at Charterhouse. There are numerous opportunities to participate in the theatrical life of the School, either on stage or behind the scenes, both in the professionally equipped Ben Travers Theatre or in one of the many other performance spaces that our beautiful site affords.

The Theatre is an exciting place to be. It’s a space where pupils from across the School come to work together, a space where creativity and freedom of expression are given full rein. Here all our School values are at play.

Read the latest Drama and Theatre newsletters, available in the Creative Arts News section:

Creative Arts News

To learn more about Drama and Theatre Studies as an academic subject, please use the link below.

Studying Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama

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Every term there are major productions in our theatre, including whole School plays and those performed by specific Years or Houses.
Our Groundlings Theatre Group is open to pupils in Year 9 and performs several times during the year. The annual School musical is
also now firmly established within our calendar and our programme of events and pupils are involved in the technical aspects of all school productions, be it sound, lighting,
stage managing, stage crew, set-construction
or wardrobe.

The Drama Department also offer LAMDA Speech and Drama lessons as well as the opportunity to attain certificates from other awarding bodies.

Miss Emily Fox, BA - Artistic Director of the Theatre

Graduating with a Joint Honours Degree in French and German from London University, Miss Fox completed a post graduate diploma at the Oxford School of Drama. She arrived at Charterhouse to teach French and German several years later having completed a PGCE in Modern Languages and English at Westminster, Oxford. During her time at Charterhouse, Miss Fox has had several years as Head of Drama, held the post of Master of the Under School and Warden of Northridge, and is currently Artistic Director of the Theatre. Particular academic interests include Medieval French and German literature and 19th Century French poetry.