Sarah McCormack

Head of Drama at Redmaids’ High, an independent day school for girls aged 7 to 18.
We regard drama as an essential part of learning and personal development. All students enjoy drama as part of the curriculum throughout Years 7 to 9, coupled with ample opportunities through extra-curricular clubs and school productions.

Drama is alive and well at Redmaids’ High. Where some schools are cutting back, we are committed to offering it as a timetabled subject between Years 7 to 9; it is available as a GCSE option in Years 10 and 11; and in the Sixth Form as an A Level or IB Diploma subject.

In 2017 we staged the popular musical Wonderful Wizard of Oz! We also perform every year at the Tobacco Factory as part of the Schools Shakespeare Festival and we organise performance trips to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during the summer break.

Many students take private Speech and Drama lessons. They enjoy great success in LAMDA examinations, in the annual Bristol Speech and Drama Festival, and in regional and national public speaking competitions.

Our modern, new performance space – Redland Hall – is an ideal venue for concerts and conferences, with its integrated sound and lighting system, and flexible staging.

For smaller events, we have a 150-seater Performing Arts Centre, and a smaller Lecture Theatre, with a number of modern classrooms close by which are ideal for conference breakout space.

Spaces

Redland Hall

Redmaids’ High offers well-maintained facilities in tranquil surroundings that cater for a wide variety of events. The new, state-of-the art Redland Hall is the ideal venue for concerts and conferences, with an integrated sound and lighting system, and flexible staging. Other performance spaces include the 150-seater PAC (Performing Arts Centre), and a smaller Lecture Theatre.