Developing an understanding across the Arts
The Performing Arts Department at St Andrew’s Prep brings together all the very best in Music, Drama and Dance. Pupils are taught the importance of collaboration and teamwork through the curriculum and co-curricular activity.
Our ethos is to strive for the highest standards in the individual disciplines of the Performing Arts. The exciting part is in combining these skills to help pupils experience – through practical application, the importance each discipline bears on the others. Pupils have many opportunities to perform both in and beyond school.
We have particular expertise in ‘musical theatre’ within the department with West End Professionals teaching the pupils weekly in school. Incredible workshops and trips to the theatre are regularly arranged. Eastbourne boasts three professional theatres including the Congress Theatre which is a ‘number one touring venue’ for all the major professional touring productions. Meanwhile London and Brighton are both easily accessible and we take advantage of this whenever appropriate. Upcoming events in school include workshops with cast members of 42nd Street, Cats and Matilda.
- St Andrew’s Day
- Stand Up, Face The Music and Dance
- Gig Nights
- Summer Serenade
- Annual large scale musical productions for all Middles and Seniors plus Nativities for all Pre-Prep and Juniors
- Opportunity to work towards and perform in Trinity Musical Theatre exams, LAMDA and a range of Dance exams.
- Annual Music and Performing Arts Tour (most recently visited Paris, Venice and Lake Garda)