The people

Sarah Branston Director of Drama

Hugh Edwards Director of Theatre

Marianne Hare Drama Teacher

David Jackson Drama Teacher

Ryan Nicholls Theatre Technician

Rosie Bottomley Wardrobe Supervisor

It is no secret that the drama at Reigate Grammar School is of a standard unmatched by all other schools in the area. Theatre is an essential part of our lives, not just a standalone art, but as a medium for projecting concepts from other subjects

What we do

Drama skills give students an edge in a competitive workplace, and help students to become curious, sociable and courageous team players, capable of succeeding in a variety of situations. 

We provide opportunities for all of our students to experience both drama and theatre in and beyond the classroom. 

Our aim at RGS is to promote a wide ranging understanding of theatre and performance and to enable students to make critical, interpretative and creative judgements about the work they encounter.

The subject is taught by theatre specialists and skilled staff, who have as much passion for learning, as they do professional theatre experience. We are extremely proud of our outstanding academic success and our National profile.

Drama adds value to every student in the school. Just see what our former students have to say:

The opportunities provided by the Drama Department are quite simply phenomenal. The consistent quality of both school productions and examination pieces far outshine any student theatre I have seen throughout my time at university

the place

The Concert Hall 

A flexible space with an end-on raised stage and space for approx. 220 audience. Can also be used in-the-round. Most full productions take place in here.

The Drama Studio

A black box studio space, equipped with lighting and sound equipment. This is a teaching and rehearsal space, but occasionally is also used as a performance space, with a capacity of approx. 60

The Old 6th Form Centre

Our newest teaching space, which is also a performance studio, capacity 100

The department work to professional standards. The productions are simply outstanding