Rydal Penrhos Community
Performing Arts

      Speech and drama

      Rydal Penrhos Prep School has a strong tradition in Drama. Extra-curricular clubs run throughout the term for any interested pupils from Reception through to Year 6. The days and times of these vary from term to term but usually last for an hour a week. It is the policy of Rydal Penrhos Prep School to ensure that every single child in the school appears on stage at least once during an academic year.

      We hold three productions a year; The Pre-Prep Nativity in December, a full musical production for pupils from Year 4 in March and a similar show for Year 6 in June.

      We also run Speech and Drama classes for our older pupils which teaches them projection, diction and dramatic poise and we have in the past entered children into competitions and festivals around the North West area.


      Ballet is taught as an extra-curricular activity in the Wedgwood Room to pupils in the Pre-Prep department. Classes take place every Monday and Wednesday lunchtime and are hugely popular in the Pre-Prep department.

      Instrumental tuition

      Pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a wide variety of instruments during their time at School, including piano, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, guitar, brass and percussion. Lessons are taught by our visiting music teachers.

      Jazz dance

      Pupils in the Prep department can learn elements of modern dance during their lunch break. Classes are taught by Mrs C Bell and are open to children in Years 3-6.

      Prep Chamber Choir

      The Prep Chamber Choir has taken part in recent years in the Chester Festival and the North Wales Choral Festival, and performs on public occasions such as school concerts, charity events, the Christmas carol service, and Speech Day.

      Performing Arts