Learning 7-12 » Beyond the Classroom » Drama


Drama is a vibrant subject that gives Central Coast Grammar School students the opportunity to take on roles embracing individual expression in many forms. At the same time it allows them to explore aspects of both their world and others in society.


CCGS offers Drama elective courses at both School Certificate and Higher School Certificate level. Year 7 students interested in performance activities can join the Drama Club. The Year 8 Drama Showcase within the English Curriculum prepares the ground for Drama as an elective in Years 9 and/or 10 and HSC Drama in Years 11 and 12. From Year 9, students can participate in the Shakespeare Youth Festival Competition and take part in our very popular annual productions.

Elective Drama

CCGS takes pride in showcasing the achievements of its Drama students and staff. Highlights on the Drama calendar are the two EDEN (Elective Drama Entertainment Night) events featuring individual and group-devised performances from Years 9-12 elective Drama students. Performances can range from humorous to creative or absurd, depending on the curriculum being studied.

Shakespeare Youth Festival Competition

CCGS students participate in this annual student-driven competition which progresses in three stages – in school, regional and state final. Individual students and groups of 2-7 students devise dramatic performances based on a scene from a Shakespeare play of their choice. Alternatively, students can compose music, create a dance piece, or design costumes or sets for a Shakespearean play.

Drama and Music Productions

Each year, our Performing Arts Centre is packed to capacity for our major Senior drama or musical production. Held over 3 nights these performances are wonderfully enriching experiences for all concerned. They are the exciting culmination of 6 months of commitment by nearly 100 actors, singers, dancers, musicians, technical crew and staff, who all work together to ensure each show’s success. Recent productions include 'Aida',  'Man of Steel', ‘Pygmalion’, ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Footloose’.