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Performing Arts

At Dauntsey's, everyone has the opportunity to get involved in music, drama and dance, and you will find the First Form mingling with the Sixth Form, and future professionals working alongside people who simply want to get up and 'have a go'.

With concerts or recitals most weeks, six or seven drama productions every year and a major dance showcase, there is plenty of opportunity and choice.

The  performing arts are among the school’s great strengths, attracting audiences of more than 500 for major concerts or shows. They are so much a part of the fabric of life here that pupils arrive for rehearsals straight off the Astro turf or out of the classroom, ready to change mental gear and take up an entirely different challenge.

Over the years I have struggled with confidence but at each audition I've gone to I've become stronger and stronger.Aurora, Sixth Form Pupil


There are many opportunities to enjoy Dance at Dauntsey's and classes are open to all pupils, both boys and girls, experienced dancers and those pupils who are new to this discipline.


Drama is thriving at Dauntsey's and the School has become well known for the high standard of its productions, all of which are open to the public.


Music plays an important part in the life of the School and whether it be academically, socially or spiritually, music touches the life of every Dauntseian.

Speech & Drama

Speech and Drama are available to pupils across the school; students can choose to study Acting, Devising or Shakespeare.


Forthcoming Events

Details of our forthcoming productions and events, and booking links can be found here.

The Gallery

Take a look at some of our previous productions as well as other images of life at Dauntsey's .

Latest News

Dauntsey’s dancers impress at the Spring Dance Showcase
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Good Schools Guide recently commented that the Dauntsey’s Dance Programme ‘is streets ahead of rival schools’, emphasising that dance is something that all pupils engage with right from day one. 

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Boys on stage with red lights behind them
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This year marked the formation of a Boys’ Contemporary Dance Company at Dauntsey’s and at the end of the Spring Term the Company took to the stage for their first performance, Delirium.

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Lower School Dance Show 2023
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Lower School pupils took to the stage this week and wowed audiences as they performed a number of different dance styles with confidence, energy and enthusiasm as part of the Lower School Dance Show.

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The Festival of Voices comes to Dauntsey's
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This year saw the introduction of a new festival at Dauntsey’s – The Festival of Voices - a week exploring, studying and celebrating our voices.

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Guys and Dolls wows audience!
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Our annual December musical lived up to all expectations with a lively and engaging performance of Guys and Dolls.

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