Performing Arts Scholarships

Performing Arts Scholars are talented performers who play a leading role in all aspects of Drama and Performing Arts at Dunottar.

Scholars benefit from the inspiring facilities provided by our 4.5million Performing Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art facility comprises a 500-seat theatre equipped with all the latest lighting and acoustic technology, large drama studio, along with multiple music classrooms and practice rooms.

Performing Arts Scholars take part in all our school productions, performances and concerts, benefitting from a rich tapestry of enrichment including workshops with industry professionals and theatre trips:

Performing Arts Scholars benefit from:

  • Performance Opportunities – Scholars take part in an extensive range of productions, including the whole school musical, Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, Lower and Upper school plays and a dedicated Scholars’ showcase.
  • Working in Theatre Careers Evening – An evening of talks from industry professionals including actors, writers and designers for stage and screen.
  • Practitioner Workshops – An opportunity to work with actors, theatre companies and other performance specialists.
  • Performance Competitions – Individual direction and feedback on solo performances leading to a ‘Monologue Competition’ which develops their confidence performing alone.
  • Theatre Trips – Trips to see a range of productions from across a wide spectrum of performance styles.
  • Mentorship and Guidance – Scholars benefit from mentorship by experienced faculty and professionals in the performing arts, receiving personalised advice and support tailored to their individual artistic goals.

Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to those pupils who exhibit exceptional talent in drama, dance or musical theatre.

Music and Drama Scholars’ Showcase

We Will Rock You

Drama Scholars’ Showcase

Drama Scholars’ Performance – Highlights


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