Performing Arts at King's
From drama and music to painting and sculpture, every student is encouraged to express themselves through creative mediums. Students in Year 6-Year 12 who want a real taste of the theatre, King’s offers courses in musical theatre and dance, hosting a major biennial school production. This enables them to showcase musical, acting and dancing talent and get a firsthand experience of ‘strutting the boards’ in professional theatres, with full sound and lighting effects. All Junior School students participate in the annual Nativity performance.
More than a third of King’s students undertake private instrumental music or voice tuition. King’s offers a wide range of vocal and instrumental ensembles for students to participate in and pursue their love of music - including strings, concert, rock and jazz bands. Students regularly perform at arts evenings and exhibitions, recital nights, weekly Chapels and lunchtime concerts, celebration and awards evenings, cabaret nights, assemblies, parent meetings and community events, such as Christmas on the Hill.
Year 3 Musical
It has become a tradition at King’s that all Year 3 students experience live theatre performance as part of a class musical production. Each year, the Year 3 cohort present a musical production to the school community, developing their confidence, collaboration and performance skills. Every student is involved in performing on stage singing, acting as a character with lines to recite, and executing simple movement/dance numbers. This program is an important step in the journey our students take, developing their independence and self-confidence in an engaging learning environment. The Year 3 musical is a highlight in the King’s calendar.
King’s has a proud and respected tradition of producing high quality musicals. Students in Year 7- Year 12 audition, rehearse and collaborate to present Broadway’s best loved shows to enthusiastic audiences.
Students work with experienced practitioners in both on and off stage roles to hone their skills, develop their talents and get a taste of live theatre in a fun and engaging environment. Our productions are performed in our state-of-the-art auditorium, providing authentic experiences for our budding thespians and preparing them for a future on the stage.
King’s has a strong vocal program, offering three choirs: Junior Reception-Year 5, Middle/Senior Year 6-Year 12, and auditioned group Harmony. These vocal ensembles rehearse weekly and regularly perform at school and community events.
Drama Club & Theatre Sports
Through creative role-play, stimulating, interactive drama games and exercises, students jump into the wonderful world of imagination, expression and creativity. Along with specific theatre craft skills, many life skills are taught in the process, this includes collaboration, confidence and clear communication techniques. These are incorporated in role-play, improvised storytelling, poetry and prose pieces, mime, and physical comedy. Students work towards performance pieces that include monologues, duologues, scenes from plays and group performances.