Life at Grammar


There is usually a drama performance each term in either the large Alastair Mackerras Theatre or the smaller Palladium Theatre, and boys from all Forms are invited to get involved.

Recent successful productions, which reflect the range of styles and subjects undertaken, include Macbeth, the classic Australian comedy Cosi, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The School has performed La Cage aux Folles, following sell-out seasons of Sweeney Todd (2008), The Producers (2010) and Spamalot (2012).

Through reciprocal arrangements with nearby girls' schools, boys also have the opportunity to work with a range of directors, actors and designers and embrace the diversity and creativity of the experience drama offers.

As well as the productions, the School runs an after-school Drama Club for junior boys, usually in two terms per year. There is also the invaluable tech crew, encompassing boys from all Forms, who help get our shows on the road while learning a challenging and rewarding skill-set. The Belvoir Theatre group enables senior boys to experience a theatre subscription, and one-off excursions for actors and tech crew throughout the year.

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