Music and Drama

The stage is set for every girl

Music, drama and dance are all wonderful springboards for your daughter's creativity, and The Mary Erskine School's rich cultural life provides many opportunities for experimentation and fun. Unique experiences provide our girls with enjoyable ways to develop their skills and confidence.

  • Our extensive Music and Drama programme earned us the 2023 Independent Schools of the Year Award in the Performing Arts, Music and Drama category
  • Girls from The Mary Erskine School regularly perform as the official Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Choir
  • Over 600 senior boys and girls are actively involved on a regular basis in over 50 choirs, orchestras, ensembles and bands
  • Over 40 concerts, musicals, dance events and dramatic productions are held every session
  • A choice of performing arts clubs and societies is offered, including stage lighting, theatre makeup, drama, film making, musical theatre, stage sound and set design
  • The opportunity to perform in professional local and international venues including the Usher Hall, Greyfriars Kirk and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican
  • First class performing arts facilities with professional sound and lighting capabilities

All of these opportunities help our girls grow in confidence, both on and off the stage.