#40Yearsin40Weeks: The 1989-90 academic saw the opening of the Mackay Theatre. The first production was ‘Oliver!’. It was also the final BGS production led by David Trott, who retired after more than 30 years at the school. https://t.co/VmscQmde8h
At Bristol Grammar School the Arts are embraced as a vital part of your child’s education. Our 1532 Performing Arts Centre, opened in 2016, offers our students access to state-of-the-art performance facilities, but it also offers something far more important.
The experience of creating a music, drama or dance performance alongside their classmates allows your child to develop important life-skills: creativity, flexibility, commitment, empathy, resilience and the ability to work collaboratively with others, to name just a few.
Finding the courage to overcome nerves and take to the stage and the thrill of being in front of an audience will help your child gain confidence in their talents and abilities. This confidence, gained outside the classroom, sparks confidence in the classroom, enabling your son or daughter to rise to whatever challenges may come their way.
As important as all of this is the sheer joy to be had from being involved in a production or performance – the pleasure of working with friends to create something unique and, in the process, making memories which will last a lifetime.
We are delighted to be able to offer scholarships in recognition of a child's exceptional abilities in the Creative and Performing Arts.
Come and discover the excitement for yourself.
Enrichment afternoons and lunchtime and after-school clubs offer something for everyone.