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The British School in The Netherlands


The BSN has a thriving Drama department with a philosophy of encouraging creativity and self-expression – allowing all students to explore and share their individual talents.

Musical and dramatic performances abound in all our schools and within all age groups, from endearing plays in Foundation Stage through to major productions, musicals, plays, dance shows and concerts further up the school.  

BSN Performance of Under Milk Wood 2015

Junior Drama

JSD Y5/6 Performance 2016

To further encourage students to explore the stage, there is a range of co-curricular clubs aimed at developing performance skills. Each year the students have many opportunities to perform in front of parents and guests, both for major school productions and smaller more intimate performances. 

Some of the more established groups such as 'Shine' and 'Showstoppers' as well as the Senior Choir have been invited on a number of occasions to perform at the British Embassy, De Bijenkorf's Window Dressing Event and other high profile events.

Senior Drama

Students throughout the Senior School are encouraged to get involved with the range of opportunities available to them and at GCSE, Drama is an extremely popular subject. These students study a selection of theatrical practitioners and genres and are expected to give two examination performances.  

In the Sixth Form, this becomes Drama and Theatre Studies and is for students who want to learn about performance, and also how to direct and design for theatre too.

Drama students in recent years have had some amazing opportunities, including performing at The Hague's famous Koninklijke Schouwburg theatre and an innovative production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood.  

The BSN is fortunate enough to host The Lord Chamberlain's Men, who visit the Netherlands every two years to perform their unique style of Shakespeare, how The Bard would have known it.