Music & Drama

At RSD we want pupils to have an experience of School which is memorable for all the right reasons. There is a huge commitment to extra-curricular and enrichment activities from the teaching staff and pupils alike and it is generally considered to be one of the most important ingredients in creating the ‘RSD spirit’. Whether it is events and activities organised by our many clubs and societies or trips abroad organised by Departments the School is always buzzing with activity and opportunity.
Around 200 RSD pupils are regularly involved in music with some learning an instrument for the first time while others are heading towards final examinations and certificates. The Junior Choir, Chamber Choir and Senior Choir perform at the major School events and in the community, delighting audiences with complex harmonies and a wide range of musical genres, as well as competing in festivals and regional competitions.

The Symphonic Wind Band and the Royal Strings, alongside the Pipe & Drums, various ensembles and solo performers, provide the backbone of the Spring Concert. Whether it is for pleasure or for academic study and a possible career, music plays a central role in pupils’ lives at RSD.

Drama is another favourite and the cast and crew of the School Play or Musical each year will often number around 100 pupils, with costumes, make-up, sound, lighting and set design every bit as involving as the acting or singing and dancing. Serious drama, comedy, the classics and favourite musicals, all have their turn on the RSD stage.

Drama also features in the Junior School with the Christmas Concert and the Year 10 House Drama competition allowing many of our stars of the future to take their bow.

Recent RSD productions include:

  • South Pacific
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • Hello Dolly!
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Sister Act
  • Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Tom Sawyer

Christmas Carol Service

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Concert

Hello Dolly

Christmas Carol Service

Christmas Concert drama video recording

We are delighted to be able to share some video footage from the drama section of our Christmas Concerts last term.

Christmas Concert video recordings

We are delighted to be able to share some video footage from our Christmas Concerts this year.

Christmas Concert part 2

Year 9 pupils enjoyed the second instalment of the Christmas concert yesterday morning.

Christmas Concert 1

Well done to the band, the strings, our singers, junior drama performers and dancers for a brilliant part one of the Christmas concert!  The...

RSD Spring Honours 2020

We welcome you to watch Dr Burnett and Mr Clingan present our Spring Honours 2020 awards on our Royal Dungannon YouTube channel, following the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdQCtit8wxo .

The Christmas Concert, tonight!

Don't miss The Christmas Concert this evening at the Royal School! A showcase of music, drama and dance in RSD at 19:30. A night not to be missed! Photos included were taken at our Drama rehearsal...

Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

RSD’s Dramatic Society’s review of ‘Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass’

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Tickets for this year’s Drama Society production of ‘Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass’ are now on sale. Performances will take place from Wednesday 7th November through to Saturday 9th November. Tickets are available during break and lunch time in the school foyer.

Spreading Christmas cheer

The Senior Choir performed for the residents of Dungannon Care Home on Monday 17th December.

The Christmas Concert

Last night RSD presented our ‘Christmas Concert’, a superb showcase of music, drama and dance. It was a fantastic evening of great entertainment!

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