Drama Competition

The ISA Drama Festival is the annual ISA celebration of the dramatic arts. ISA Members’ Schools from across the country perform in competition. Each performance is assessed by an independent judge against set criteria.

Drama Competition 2022

The Drama competition 2022 is currently scheduled to be held in person in two rounds:

North: Date and venue TBC
South: Luckley House School, RG40 3EU – 29 and 30 March 2022

Further information about next academic year’s competition to follow.

Drama Competition 2021 – Results

The Drama competition 2021 has been held online due to the current situation. Well done to everyone who took part despite the circumstances, and congratulations for providing such brilliant performances. Congratulations to the winners, please see below the list of results (click on the links to view the videos of the performances).


Best Infant Production: St James Preparatory School. The Nativity
Best junior production: The Mead School. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Best middle production: LVS Ascot. Variations
Best senior production: Farlington School. Teen

Individual Performance
Best junior boy performer: Thomas Gerrish as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Mead School
Best junior girl performer: Rosie Robertson as Alice in Variations. LVS Ascot
Best middle/senior boy performer:  Josef Cooper as Joe in Zero One Six. Luckley House School
Best middle/senior girl performer: Isabella Corney as Ophelia in Hamlet. Portland Place School

Adjudicator’s Discretionary Awards
Reserve awards- Musical Theatre, Devised work, best costume etc and any other that the adjudicator may deem appropriate.

Best costumes & Props: Leighton Park School – A Christmas Carol
Best Devised Piece: Luckley House School – Zero One Six
Special Entertainment Award: Torwood House School – Merry Halloween

For any questions regarding this competition, please contact us at ISAarts@isaschools.org.uk

Only schools whose Head is a full Member with ISA are eligible to enter these competitions. Please contact our membership department to enquire about joining ISA.