The Drama Department is extremely busy with a co-curricular programme of clubs and activities.
Whole school productions are a highlight of the school calendar. Our own playwright-in-residence, Grant Corr, writes bespoke plays for the girls at Blackheath High. We also take a musical production to Greenwich Theatre every year.
There are weekly drama clubs for Years 7, 8 and 9 as well as the National Theatre New Views Playwriting course.
Alongside full-scale whole school performances there is an 'Evening of Drama' provided by The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art exam candidates and an Inter-House Drama Competition, 'The Gadesden'. These two events are non-audition based to ensure that every student who wishes to, has an opportunity to take part in perfomances.
We have our own in-house Technical Crew. This is open to students from Year 10 upwards who wish to participate in backstage work including: stage management, costume, set, make-up, and light and sound Design. As well as having a more intimate studio space, we also have our own state-of-the-art theatre with computerised lighting and a sound box.
There is a school Culture Club who visit West End productions twice a year. The Drama Department also organises a biannual foreign tour together with the Music Department.