The drama department tries to put on as much theatre as possible. There is one School Play for the Upper School to audition for each year, and one for the Junior School.

There is a House Play Festival Competition for a trophy each year, when individual houses perform one act plays. Some are devised and some are scripted. Much hilarity and team work ensues, and some plays from this source head off to the Edinburgh Fringe in August. The school play goes to the Fringe approximately every other year. The school has also taken part in the Short Shakespeare National Festival, performing The Taming of the Shrew.

Pupils have directed their own plays, and involved other members of the school in productions in addition to these shows.Glenalmond College Midsummer Nights Dream 2012

"Godspell" was performed two years ago at The Fringe, directed by Charles Youlten and Lauren Kirk.

"Scary Play?" by Judith Johnson was performed by Junior pupils.

The Second Form play is a chance for the pupils to experience putting on a production and to demonstrate their acting skills.  The 2013 play was "Macbeth" where the students rose to the challenge of Shakespearian language and much fun was had by all.

Recent Productions

School Plays

Junior Plays oliver pic 7

  • 2006 West Side Story
  • 2007 Grimm Tales
  • 2008 Much Ado About Something
  • 2009 Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
  • 2010 The Wiz
  • 2011 Camp Rock
  • 2012 Grimm Tales 
  • 2013 Oliver! - take a look at the Junior School Play - Oliver
  • 2014 All the Coll's a Stage - take a look at the Junior Play Photos