Drama helps to build a child’s self-esteem, confidence, creativity and communication skills and encourages teamwork.

Our drama activities form a natural extension to academic studies with every year group involved in a drama production at different times throughout the year. Previous performances include Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol, Pirates of the Curry Bean, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Romeo and Juliet and The Highwayman. Pupils gain knowledge of all aspects of theatre, including presentation, design, lighting and stage management. Mount Kelly also holds a poetry recital competition in the Lent Term. 

Outings are arranged to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, The Minack Theatre in Penzance, and to other productions in the surrounding area, offering pupils a great opportunity to experience professional live performance.

Many pupils elect to work towards the LAMDA (London Academy of Mime and Dramatic Arts) examinations, joining the group tuition scheme run by our visiting LAMDA Teacher.