The Drama Department uses a workshop studio theatre with specialist facilities. Many pupils also involve themselves in drama off the curriculum. There are senior and junior drama competitions and, as well as school plays, there are regular house plays. Drama and Dance are also offered as activities.
King's Week is the annual showcase for the range of production work. There are usually two major plays, as well as one or two junior plays. Dance shows are put on by KiDaCo (the King's Dance Company).
Recent productions, many performed outdoors in some of the beautiful settings around the Cathedral Precincts, have included: Yerma, Bouncers, The Little Shop of Horrors, You Can't Take It With You, Macbeth, The Shoemaker’s Holiday, An Italian Straw Hat, Rhinoceros, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, A Servant to Two Masters, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Les Misérables, performed at the Marlowe Theatre, Arcadia, Cowardy Custard, The Dresser and The Boys Next Door, and The Lark.
In February/March 2012 there was a production of West Side Story at the Marlowe Theatre. See: West Side Story and the video above.
There are regular theatre trips to London to see plays.
Several former pupils are notable actors, including Oliver Ford Davies, Susie Trayling and Tom Ward.
Head of Drama: Graham Sinclair: firstname.lastname@example.org