Drama Scholarships at St Edward’s are available for entry at 13+ and 16+

The closing date for 13+ applications is Monday 6th January 2020, the 16+ entrance and scholarship deadline is Monday 14th October 2019.


andidates will be expected to demonstrate considerable natural ability and have begun to reach high standards on the stage as a performer, designer or technician. The school is looking for individuals who display both talent and the attributes valued in the theatre: reliability, flexibility, dedication and team working skills.

Successful candidates will be expected to make a full contribution to the performing arts life of the school, participating regularly in theatrical productions.

13+ candidates

The audition will include:

  • An interview with the Head of Drama
  • Participation in a group drama activity
  • A performance of a prepared piece of the candidate’s choice; this should be no more than three minutes long and candidates should be prepared to talk about the context and content of the piece

Candidates are asked to submit a brief portfolio of their drama achievements, to include information on performances, workshops, examinations passed, photographs etc. Candidates may wish to submit an excerpt of one of their drama performances on video or DVD. The portfolio should be submitted with the application form.

16+ candidates

The audition will include:

  • A performance of one monologue of no more than three minutes in length which the candidate should be prepared to discuss
  • Participation in group improvisation activities

Candidates may bring a portfolio of photographs, programmes, designs etc. Being able to demonstrate a clear commitment to and interest in theatre is vital. Candidates should be prepared to discuss productions they have seen as well as productions in which they have participated. The scholarship is also open to those pupils who wish to contribute to technical theatre. A portfolio for such pupils would be essential and should include evidence of technical work carried out on productions (lighting design plans, set designs etc).

For more information about Drama at St Edward’s, please click here.

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