Day of Musical Theatre 2024

10 March 2024

Each year we welcome local Prep Schools to Downe House for a Day of Musical Theatre. This year’s theme was the much-loved story of Bugsy Malone.

We started with a series of warm-up exercises to encourage the collaborative spirit of the day. Each school then headed off around the Downe House site for a series of workshops in each discipline of Musical Theatre: dancing, singing and acting. Without exception, the girls were eager to learn and threw themselves into each task to really perfect the performance of their song and scene.

It was wonderful to have so many parents attend the final showcase which turned out to be a real show-stopper! We would like to thank Marlston House, Edge Grove, Broomwood Hall, Dragon School and High March School for bringing their girls to Downe House for the day, and to their staff for all their support with learning the songs in advance.

Our pupils played a huge part in supporting the Drama & Dance Faculty by running warm-ups, offering mentorship during workshops and even hosting the showcase. It was wonderful to see our Sixth Form showing their leadership skills by ensuring all the younger girls were comfortable and confident throughout the busy day.


The Day of Musical Theatre was designed to give prep school-age children a glimpse of what it is like to create, rehearse and perform in a production at Downe House. They have worked in groups with our fantastic team of Drama and Dance teachers to create a Musical Theatre performance.

The enthusiasm and energy that they brought to every activity was phenomenal and they should be incredibly proud of what they achieved in a day. I would like to thank the staff at Downe House for their commitment and dedication to making the whole day happen!
– Mrs Reeve, Director of Admissions

The Prep Schools’ Day of Musical Theatre is just one of our ‘Experience Downe House’ offerings which are designed to share the expertise of our teachers. We hope to give a taste of what makes a Downe House education so special. For more information about Experience Days at Downe House or the workshops we can run at your school, please click here.

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