Learning from world class theatre companies

Bedales students aiming to take their performance work beyond school, to universities and drama schools, experienced a weekend of workshops with three world class theatre companies when they visited for a weekend of drama in the Olivier Theatre. Performers from the Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Ad Infinitum and Frantic Assembly immersed students from Bedales, St Paul’s Girls School and Tonbridge in various areas of practical performance work. The weekend also featured a talk by guest speaker Michael Brazier, new CEO and Artistic Director of The National Student Drama Festival. Read more. Follow @BedalesDrama, the drama department’s new Twitter account.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.