Christ’s College puts an array of productions and drama-related opportunities in the spotlight, offering boys the chance to perform, dance, direct, design and learn.

From actors and improvisers to directors and dancers, and from lighting, sound and set designers to production crew and managers, a wealth of stage experiences are open to College boys.

The varied performance and production options include the ever-popular House Plays, Theatresports, dance, the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival and our annual musical or dramatic productions for both seniors and juniors.

With a host of awards at performing arts festivals, College also works closely with the Music School, St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School to create vibrant performance partnerships.

Our outstanding drama facilities include a modern 212-seat theatre and a 1200-seat auditorium for our large-scale productions.

With our classroom drama, clubs, competitions and performances, we teach individual performance skills and stagecraft while fostering aesthetic and kinesthetic growth.

Speech and Drama

College boys can also achieve success in speech and drama examinations, with private or small group lessons – provided by two experienced teachers – scheduled each week in a rotating timetable that accommodates other College commitments.

College productions

At College, we nurture creative talent, imaginative flair and a love for the theatre.

Our most recent performance highlights include:

  • Peter Pan (senior production)

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr (junior production with Rangi Ruru Girls' School)

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel (senior with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)

  • Fame (junior production with Rangi Ruru Girls' School)

  • Rainbow's Ending (junior production with St Margaret's College)

  • As You Like It (junior production with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)

  • Oedipus Rex (senior production with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)

  • Shakespearean Banquet (senior collaboration with St Margaret’s College)

  • West Side Story and Much Ado About Nothing (with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)

  • Lord of the Flies and The Arsonists (senior productions)

  • The Frogs and High School Musical 2 (junior productions with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School)

  • Evita (senior production with Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

  • Hey Man! (Year 10 collaboration with The Court Education)

Drama Department

Staff Hannah Clarkson 6340 SQ

Hannah Clarkson

Director of Drama

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Staff Nikki Bleyendaal 4784 SQ

Nikki Bleyendaal

Assistant Director of Drama/Theatresports

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Staff Shannon Small 0693 SQ

Shannon Small

Drama teacher