The Benefits Of Studying Drama At Clifton College



We are very proud to release our new Drama film, promoting all the benefits studying the subject can have for our pupils; from increased confidence and public speaking practice to preparing pupils for an ongoing career in the theatrical world.

We are also excited to announce that James Moore will be joining Clifton College from September 2024 in the newly created role of Head of Performing Arts, his role will focus on driving the development of facilities, partnerships and engagement across music and drama, along with developing the dance provision at the College.

In recent years, across the College from Pre-Prep up to Upper School, performances at our purpose built on-site theatre, ‘The Redgrave Theatre‘ have included:

With many more to come!

Clifton College offers pupils a unique opportunity to achieve distinction and personal excellence through our scholarships programme. Each year, we offer a number of scholarships to pupils with the potential to excel in their chosen field. We offer Drama scholarships for 11+, 13+ and 16+, see more information here, and access the Scholarships brochure here.

“Drama at Clifton College is a vibrant and exciting community of performers, directors and theatre makers. Our students are the lifeblood of the work we create both in academic lessons and in our forward thinking co-curriculum programme of performance and industry focused workshops. Drama at Clifton is about developing your wider understanding of the theatrical world and finding your voice in that journey.


“To support our students in their performing arts journey, Clifton College has appointed James Moore as our new Director of Performing Arts. James brings a wealth of experience in community focused engagement and youth theatre and we are excited for him to join the development of performing arts within the College as we build to becoming a real centre of excellence within Bristol and the South West.”Head of Drama at Clifton College.

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