The opening of our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre in 2011 greatly extended the possibilities in this already active area. This building houses The Grange Theatre, a studio theatre, dance studio, a recording studio and classrooms.
In addition to regular core performance and examination classes in drama, there are a number of activities related to the performing arts which pupils may choose to be involved in, such as:
- Choirs and orchestral groups (see music )
- Kapa Haka
VisionDanceCo is a company designed for students with a vision for excellence in Dance. They are able to choreograph, lead, help others and perform to a high standard.
The Academy is for pupils who love dance and have the necessary skills, but without the responsibilites asked of those in VisionDanceCo.
Production is a highlight of the Performing Arts Calendar every second year. Casting auditions are open to Year 9-13 pupils and, depending on the Production, a few Year 7 or 8 pupils may also be cast. Information on auditions and rehearsal times are circulated to pupils in the daily notices, or can be obtained from the Head of Music.