The College has a long-standing commitment to the Arts as part of its co-curricular programme. Students are encouraged to be involved in drama through the annual production, the House Drama Competition and the Short & Sharp Play Festival at local, regional and state levels. A significant number of past students have gone on to careers in this field, often citing their experiences on the Oxley stage as their inspiration.
Since its beginnings, great value has been placed on the role of theatre in the development of young people. Each year there is at least one production, with a rotating choice of genre, cast and director. Many of the productions have met with critical acclaim, with most receiving external awards through the regional CAT awards.
A snapshot of past productions:
2021 – Oklahoma!
2020 – Evie and The Birdman
2019 – The Crucible
2018 – The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee
2017 – Stories in the Dark and The Book of Everything
2016 – Pippin
2015 – Out of Order and Telling Wilde Tales
2014 – The Wonderful World of Dissocia
2013 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2012 – Grimm Tales
2011 – The Government Inspector
2010 – Evie & The Birdman