Drama & Theatre Studies at Ashbourne


Drama at Ashbourne has grown into one of the college’s most successful and exciting departments. James Wykes and Fran Burns teach the A level Drama & Theatre Studies course, which follows the AQA syllabus and offers students a good balance between physical performance and written theory. A unique feature of A level Drama & Theatre Studies at Ashbourne is that students will see up to 15 productions in a single year at some of London’s outstanding theatre venues.

Ashbourne aims to open new vistas both in practical terms and in theoretical appreciation, covering a broad spectrum from ancient Greek Tragedy to Harold Pinter.

Ashbourne’s thriving Drama Club, open to all students, is testament to the college’s commitment to drama beyond A level.

A level Drama & Theatre Studies scholarships

Auditions for Drama scholarships take place in January. Prospective students are asked to perform a short monologue in front of a panel including Ashbourne’s Drama tutors and the Director of Studies. Find out more about scholarships.

The Ashbourne Revue

The Ashbourne Revue is a very popular annual event showcasing students’ talents in drama, dance, music and fashion, and has been running for many years. It provides an excellent opportunity for Drama students to put their creative skills to the test and work alongside other departments in producing an entertaining and memorable night.