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Independent School of the Year Awards - Invitation

Glenalmond College is delighted to be a finalist in the Performing Arts category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards and we are looking forward to the Online Awards Ceremony this Thursday (Oct 7th) at 3pm. We are thrilled with this fantastic recognition of our outstanding Theatre, Drama and Music provision at Glenalmond and the exceptional work of Mrs Moss (our Director of Theatre), Miss Hynd (our Head of Drama) and Dr Ridley (our Director of Music), and the many other staff who have gone the extra mile to support them over the past year – from music and sets to make-up and props.


Glenalmond Reaches Finals of National Schools Award

We are delighted to announce that Glenalmond has made ito the finals of the Performing Arts category of the Independent School of the Year Awards 2021.We are thrilled with this fantastic recognition of our outstanding Theatre, Drama and Music provision at Glenalmond and the exceptional work of Mrs Moss (our Director of Theatre), Miss Hynd (our Head of Drama) and Dr Ridley (our Director of Music), and the many other staff who have gone the extra mile to support them over the past year – from music and sets to make-up and props.


Glenalmond Shortlisted for Performing Arts Award

We are thrilled to announce that Glenalmond has been shortlisted in the Performing Arts category of the Independent School of the Year Awards 2021. We are delighted with this fantastic recognition of our outstanding Theatre, Drama and Music provision at Glenalmond.


Former Pupil Set to Appear in The Mousetrap

Our best wishes to former Glenalmond pupil, Paddy Duff, who is set to appear in the iconic, record-breaking West End hit play, The Mousetrap, when it reopens in London’s West End on May 17th! Paddy joins a star-studded cast in the world’s most successful and longest-running play which has been performed 28200 times in London.


Pupils Pleased to be Back on Stage

Our GCSE Drama pupils have been delighted to get back on stage this week to rehearse for their exam performance of ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’. Our GCSE girls have also been enjoying trying on their costumes for ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’.


Drama Pupils Inspired by Actress Kristen Evans

Our Drama students were treated to a Careers Week talk by former actress and Italia Conti graduate Kristen Evans today. Kristen spoke about the rigorous audition process for such a prestigious Drama school, her experience working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and also her favourite memory of working and singing with Sam Smith.


Glenalmond Lifts Spirits with Show First Performed After Plague

A rarely-performed play which was first staged in London after an 18-month plague 400 years ago has been brought back to the stage by Glenalmond College. Glenalmond is one of very few schools in the UK to stage a play in the midst of restrictions and allow pupils to experience fully a performance while adhering to COVID-safe measures. The show - which will not be seen by a live audience - is Epicene, the 1609 Renaissance comedy by Ben Jonson. The play was originally performed after a long period when London theatres were closed due to the plague, so the timing of its Glenalmond revival chimes keenly with the present day.


Niall Records Original Song

Well done to Niall D, one of our Fifth Form pupils, who has recorded this amazing song - his own composition - playing acoustic guitar, harmonica and bass guitar, while also singing.


Diploma Success for Darcy

At the end of last term, Darcy M (6H) successfully completed her DipLCM Diploma in Music Theatre Performance.


Through the Looking Glass and into Wonderland with Junior Play

Head of Drama, Charlie Youlten's, production finale was an action-packed was an action-packed jamboree around Wonderland. ‘Promenade performances’ have long been a favoured structure at Glenalmond and ‘Alice’ guests were treated to previously unseen views of the College as they followed actors around campus.


House Shout 2017

Our Inter-House singing competition 'House Shout' took place this weekend


Animal Farm

The Glenalmond Drama department is infamous for tackling difficult productions and the College’s version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm was no different....


Superstar Performance at Perth Concert Hall

The Glenalmond College performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Perth Concert Hall was an outstanding occasion, delivering a show which went far beyond the expectations of the packed auditorium.


Jesus Christ Superstar

The senior musical is one of the highlights of the Glenalmond school year, and the first performances of Jesus Christ Superstar have confirmed that this year’s show is one of the most exciting and dramatic we have ever staged.


Bloody Bard Drama

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Glenalmond Junior pupils took their audience on an exciting promenade performance of five ‘death-themed’ vignettes set in several dramatic locations around the school.