The Arts have a strong tradition at Oakham that embraces excellence and enthusiasm, professionalism and participation. Indeed, we believe the Arts are integral to our pupils' broader education. In Drama, House theatre productions sit alongside Edinburgh Festival plays; in Music, virtuoso musicians play concerts one day and novices take to the stage the next; and in Art and Design Technology, degree-standard exhibitions are on display while newcomers explore the challenges of ceramic sculpture, paint or electronics.
We encourage our pupils to try new things – and they do. We stage diverse drama productions throughout the year in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (QET). There are numerous choirs, orchestras and bands, as well as high quality instrumental, singing and theory tuition. And there is a range of workshops and studios for Art and Design and Technology, which cater for an unusually wide choice of specialist studies. In every one of our artistic pursuits, pupils of all ages are encouraged to work together, with older students often passing on their knowledge and experience to their younger classmates.
The School takes great pride in both the accessibility of its Arts to enthusiastic pupils and also the outstanding Arts Programme that features output of remarkable maturity and professionalism.
We are proud to welcome professional artists, theatre companies and musicians to the School as part of the Arts Calendar and the School curriculum.