The Theatre

Drama at Benenden benefits from a purpose built theatre, comprising a 300 seat main auditorium, with flexible staging that can be moved into several different configurations, including thrust, in the round and traverse. An Orchestra Pit is opened for Musical productions.

A purpose built workshop and costume store is situated a short distance away. There is an additional 60 to 80 seat Studio Theatre, used for teaching as well as performances, and a suite of Drama teaching classrooms.

Drama plays a large part in the life of Benenden students. Everyone in the lower school receives one hour of tuition per week and drama as a subject is taught at GCSE, AS and A level (AQA). Nearly 40% of students take extra Drama in one form or another; we teach from both LAMDA and Trinity specifications.