Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies is a vibrant and popular department in our school.
The Drama Department aims to provide a rich range of high quality creative learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. We offer a plethora of extra-curricular activities, ranging from our annual whole school production, to theatre visits, clubs, and workshops from visiting theatre professionals. From September 2019, we will host two fully-equipped Drama studios - which will enable our students the freedom to develop their skills in performance and technical theatre design in a professional environment.

Subject Curriculum

Head of Department

Mrs Charlesworth graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Drama.
She moved into teaching after a number of years working as an actor and community project leader for a charitable theatre company.
Prior to joining Bury Grammar School, Mrs Charlesworth was subject lead for Drama in a local secondary school for three years; producing three sell-out school productions, establishing extensive extra-curricular and leadership opportunities.
She is a strong believer in the benefits of studying Drama for all pupils: it instils confidence, empathy and articulacy that they can utilise across the curriculum.