Brighton College

Brighton College


Within Brighton College, Drama is about drawing from the pupils a capacity for creativity which even they may not have been aware of. Drama is taught not only in lessons, but through a huge variety of performances that occur throughout the year and at all stages of the College.

Brighton College's state of the art 600-seat theatre is a remarkable facility for the College and hosts major concerts, College productions, cultural events and visiting speakers.  The Theatre has seen a diverse range of College productions during its early years from Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Broadway musical Cats and from the straight play; A Mother's Voice to the highly entertaining children's favourite The Wiz based on The Wizard of Oz.

Further features such as practice studios, make up rooms, exclusive Drama classrooms with interactive screens, a 57-strong lighting rig, intricate surround sound for radio microphones, costumes, and a fully kitted control box unit that the pupils can be trained in further underpins the ambitious aims that the College has set out to achieve with its Performing Arts programme.

Drama and the community

The Drama at Brighton College also aims to reach out into the community and connect the city with the Performing Arts. The venue is often in demand for touring companies and community projects are always welcome. Please do get in touch with Ruth Forsythe, Director of Creative and Performing Arts for further details.