Drama and Theatre at BLIS

Drama is taught as an elective course through Grades 9 and 10, and IBDP Theatre is offered as an option within Group 6 of the Diploma Programme (Standard and Higher Level). Students are also able to choose Literature and Performance as their IBDP English option at Standard Level, where two of the three components are theatre based. 

Drama is a creative, practical and intellectual discipline which facilitates the exploration of the human condition, societies, cultures, relationships and behaviour. The study of Drama and Theatre fosters empathy, collaborative skills, communication and confidence. 

Students are expected to and encouraged to direct, write and devise theatre in addition to acting and performing. Drama is extremely popular as an option in Grades 9 and 10 and is growing notably at IBDP Level. The subject is inclusive and a varied range of learners find rewards in the fabulous Black Box Theatre space that houses the department’s classes and workshops.