Acting. Singing. Music. Movement. 


"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."  - Ira Glass


Storytelling is at the heart of all great performances and so we’ve put storytelling at the heart of our performance training. 

Collaboration. Expression. Performance. 


We developed the Theatre Arts courses to support aspiring young actors, musicians, and performers in reaching their full potential as creative and performing artists.








1st November

Applications open

4th November

Theatre Arts Advanced Taster Day

6th November, 10am - 1pm

Lower School

Open Day

14th November

Theatre Arts Foundation & Specialised Taster Day

26th November

Theatre Arts Christmas Cabaret

22nd January

7th May

Audition Days

17th February -

19th February

The Addams Family

(Theatre Arts


You can now apply for The Hammond's Theatre Arts courses via the link below. If you have any questions, please email

For those students looking at Post-16 training, this is the day for you. A day in the life of a Theatre Arts Advanced student, where you'll experience classes, meet the faculty and students currently on the course. Email with any questions you may have.

This is your chance to come and say hello. You'll be able to take a tour of our gorgeous facilities, meet staff and current students, see classes in action and ask any questions you might have. 

Come a long for a selection of workshops designed to give you a taste of what The Hammond's Theatre Arts course is like. You'll be able to meet staff, ask questions and meet some students already on the course. Email with any questions.

The first Theatre Arts performance of the year, a seasonal showcase involving musical performances from all years of the Theatre Arts courses.

The annual Theatre Arts London Trip. Students stay overnight in the capital, go to see a West End show and take part in a West End Musical Workshop delivered by industry professionals. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend our Audition Day. You can find out everything that will be required of you at your audition via the link below.

Featuring all of The Hammond's Theatre Arts students, coming to see this full-book musical performed in The Hammond's on-site 400-seat theatre is your chance to see the course's exceptional students in action. Keep an eye on Hammond social media and this site to find out how to get your tickets.

14th - 15th January

The Theatre Arts 

London Trip



Our courses are fun, challenging, and rigorous and students in years 7-11 can expect to receive upwards of 16 hours of vocational training per week with classes running alongside our full academic curriculum. 



Theatre Arts Foundation students will follow the core curriculum, allowing students the opportunity to develop, explore and expand their skills through the first three years of their training.  


Core classes include:


Actor’s Workshop 

Music Ensemble 


Acting for Camera 

Musical Theatre 

Dance Technique 


Scene Study 

Audition Technique 

Physical Theatre 


Year 9 students will complete an RSL Level One qualification in Creative and Performing Arts. 




Before entering year 10 students are given the opportunity to choose an area of focus for their Specialist training. Students can choose to focus on Acting or Music Performance and will spend two years honing their skills in their chosen area whilst continuing to follow our core performance curriculum.


Additional Specialist Acting classes: 


Contemporary Theatre 

Classical Theatre 

Acting Technique 

Voice and Speech


Additional Music Performance classes:




Vocal and Music performance 

Music Theory 


Specialist students will complete an RSL Level Two qualification in Creative and Performing Arts. 



‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ - Susan Jeffers 


Ask any of our students, what’s your favourite time at school and they’re likely to answer ‘show week’. 


A usual year of public performance opportunities for a Theatre Arts Student may include: 


Christmas Cabaret 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced. 


Main Stage Show - Musical / Play 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced 


Theatre Outreach 

Foundation, Specialised. 


Work in Progress Demonstration 

Foundation, Specialised.




Recent graduates of the Hammond Theatre Arts courses (formally Drama) have gone on to study at: 


The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, Trinity Larban, Guilford School of Acting, Rose Bruford, Fourth Monkey, The Arden, Alra, East 15, Stella Adler Studio NYC. 

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