Paston has a long tradition of excellence in drama and the performing arts and many students go on to study Drama, Theatre and Performance at universities including Kent, Exeter, Hull, Middlesex, Lancaster, Leicester, Warwick and Winchester as well as top drama schools such as East 15, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Paston student Georgia Goodson as Scaramouche alongside professional actor Jonathan Metcalf, King Rat , in the Sheringham Little Theatre’s 2012 pantomime ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’ . This production was a joint project with the Lyric , Hammersmith, London. Georgia went on to study at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is currently working as a professional actress.

As part your study you will have the opportunity to explore new writing. This year students took part in the National Theatre Connections programme, performing ‘The Boy Preference’ by Elinor Cook at Sheringham Little Theatre, the Garage, Norwich and our own Griffon Theatre. 

Here is an extract of The Boy Preference which was performed at the Griffons Theatre on Thursday 11th June 2015:

To see more examples of students work, follow this link:  Drama & Theatre Studies

You will be taught in a professional drama environment by Drama specialists who have themselves worked in the professional theatre and in the College's all new purpose built and multi functional 150 seat Griffon Theatre with its full digital lighting and sound rigs. You also have the opportunity to join Paston's student theatre company Far East which stages two or more major productions every year and often takes one of these on tour. Drama and Theatre combines well with a broad range of AS subjects including English. It is well regarded by many employers and a good A-level for careers involving contact with people including the police, social work and teaching, journalism, TV, radio and of course performance.