Drama is integrated into the elementary curriculum at several schools and plays are staged each school year. The middle schools have vibrant theater programs, presenting two or more plays, some student written. Some middle school productions are a collaboration between the drama, dance and music departments. There are levels of high school theater classes for the beginning through advanced student. Both plays and musicals are staged along with student written and produced drama.
Arts on the Run
Each January, three busloads of Berkeley High School students representing the Dance, Drama and Music Departments travel to all three middle schools for a one hour performance. Designed to present the eighth graders (who will be entering BHS in the fall) with the variety of artist involvement available at BHS, Arts on the Run MCs encourage students to not only be open to the many options for artistic expression at the high school, but also share the pride and sense of family students find when they become a member of a performing arts group at Berkeley High.