Drama at Lincoln Minster School

Specialist teaching in a vibrant atmosphere; we believe that every child, whatever their ability or natural aptitude, should be able to enjoy drama and performance.


The experience of performing to an audience can be life-changing.

Working as a cast, in which the finished product is more important than individual ego, is empowering and confidence building.

The discipline required, whether it is as performer, technician or designer, is an excellent preparation for the world beyond school.

Our specialist teachers encourage a sense of professionalism and production values, which results in work of a very high quality. It is also huge fun and an unforgettable part of school life for those involved.

“Putting on plays and performances is an essential part of life at Lincoln Minster School.”

From Early Years right through to A Level, everyone is encouraged to get involved.

Past productions have included adaptations of The Odyssey, and Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, by Alan Aykbourne; Shakespeare productions at Lincoln Drill Hall including Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night; Our Country’s Good; Guys & Dolls; West Side Story; Pillars of the Community; Oliver! The Crucible; A Christmas Carol; and Pride and Prejudice.

Set, lighting and sound are designed and operated by students. We pride ourselves on promoting professional production values and inclusivity.

All plays are chosen to suit the abilities and strengths of those involved.

Opening doors to exciting careers.

“I can sincerely say that no other skill has been as academically and professionally useful to me as the ability to address individuals and groups with the poise and confidence that came from studying theatre.”

Drama at Lincoln Minster School has helped many of our past students in their careers – visit our alumni profiles.

We also offer highly-regarded LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exams, contact us to find out more.

Eliza Butterworth – Class of 2011

Actress in a number of major television series and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate.

“I am extremely proud to say that I attended Lincoln Minster School from the tender age of 4 all the way to 18! The Minster School gave me some of the most exciting, challenging, and shaping years of my life that I will always treasure.
“The school nurtured my passion for theatre and supported me throughout my dreams to become an actor.”

See Eliza’s full profile.

Sophia Bishell – Class of 2012

Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

“I am very grateful to the inspiring teachers of Lincoln Minster School who supported my creativity and passion for the Arts which has helped me get to where I am today.

“I feel privileged to have been able to go to a school where creativity was rewarded.

See Sophia’s full profile.

Almost every Head Pupil for the last ten years has been a Drama student at GCSE or A Level, or both!

They are often amongst the most confident, creative and independently minded students, and this is also a valuable skill to take to university and beyond.

Pupils benefit from our brand new, state-of-the-art Drama Studio; the newly-refurbished space – located in the Harper Building at our Senior School – is used for some lessons, small-scale productions, and exam work.


Drama is also studied by pupils of all ages as part of our curriculum, find out more:

Drama at Pre-Preparatory School

Drama at Preparatory School

Drama at Senior School

Drama Summer School 2018