Confidently performing on stage and developing technical and design skills.
Berkhamsted Boys has an excellent Drama department and facilities, with an ongoing programme of drama productions both large and small throughout the school year.
Pupils are taught Drama in Years 7 and 8. Those with an aptitude for the subject may then progress to study at GCSE level and beyond.
All the venues for Drama productions at Berkhamsted Boys have their own lighting and sound equipment and productions are enhanced by an ever-growing wardrobe, props and scenery store.
Our full-time Theatre Technician helps to ensure every production runs smoothly and is able to provide expert training to those pupils who are interested in the technical and design side of drama.
Theatre visits are organised for our pupils including the regular trips to London’s West End and local venues.
Discover more with our Director of Drama in this podcast
Speech and Drama Lessons
Berkhamsted Boys also has a large number of pupils who take extra drama and public speaking lessons, leading to LAMDA and English Speaking Board (ESB) examinations, taught by several peripatetic teachers. These are accredited examinations and the higher grades count toward points on our pupils’ UCAS applications.
There are examination sessions booked each term, often followed by a Speech and Drama Evening providing an opportunity for the boys to perform their examination work to an audience.
“Everyone has been raving about the show and the quality of sound, lighting and organisation. They keep asking me how did we get it ready with no technical run and in such a short time on the Friday. So I tell them that we work with the best.”