Wesley College Melbourne Australia

All the World's a Stage

The Drama program is a key element of our rich and diverse educational curriculum.

Junior School students develop confidence and presentation skills, through drama and movement classes focussing on the fun of performance. In the Middle School years a deeper understanding of ensemble work is fostered, as well as exploration of character and individual performance skills.

Senior students can choose Theatre Studies as a subject for either their VCE or IB DP and these subjects provide the perfect preparation for entry into tertiary performing arts courses.

Wesley productions range from grand-scale musical theatre, to monologue performances and encompass backstage and technical roles. These productions have opened many doors to professional arts careers for past students as playwrights, directors, set designers and actors.

Recent productions include Cinderella, The Threepenny Opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Peter Pan, The Wind In The Willows, And Then There Were None and Accidental Death of An Anarchist.

Students at Wesley have access to some wonderful performing arts facilities, many steeped in a rich history of celebrated performers and productions.

At Glen Waverley, the recently renovated Cato Hall provides an outstanding space for the contemporary plays and musicals presented by the Wesley Student Theatre.

At St Kilda Road, Adamson Hall provides the ideal venue for the lavish and more traditional approach to plays and musicals taken by the Adamson Theatre Company, which recently celebrated 30 years of student productions.

Elsternwick students often present their productions in a local theatre, giving them a “real-life” opportunity to experience a professional theatre environment.