Drama awards are only offered to pupils showing outstanding talent and ability. Students who can provide evidence of experience and a sustained interest in drama will obviously be at an advantage. For instance candidates will typically have had a main role in at least two recent drama productions.

Successful candidates will be expected to make significant contributions to Denstone drama throughout their College career. There will be auditions in three sections: the Prepared Piece, which is a short extract from any piece of drama that the candidate has prepared and learned, Acting from a Script where candidates will be given a few lines of text to perform and Spontaneous Improvisation, where candidates will be asked to create a range of characters in a given set of circumstances. We believe that young people must be relaxed to show their true potential, so auditions will be conducted on a one-to-one basis.