Abingdon School Prospectus

Whether boys prefer performing under the bright lights or managing them from behind the scenes, our Drama programme offers everyone a range of enjoyable and enriching new experiences. Throughout their time at Abingdon, boys have the opportunity to learn theatre arts such as mime, stage combat, puppetry, sound and lighting techniques and set design, as well as familiarising themselves with a wide variety of writers and genres. To showcase these skills we produce a bold and entertaining mix of classical plays, musical theatre and contemporary work across the school year, many staged in our own 450-seat theatre and often in partnership with neighbouring girls’ school St Helen and St Katharine. We also have our own award-winning Abingdon Film Unit, through which the boys can create their own short films under the guidance of a team of film-industry professionals. These creative endeavours not only improve the boys’ confidence, cultural awareness and communication skills, but also give them a unique outlet for personal exploration and self-expression. Drama