The study of theater nurtures ideas and dreams through the exploration of literature. Our goal is to present our students and their audiences with a wide variety of theatrical experiences. Students learn to project emotional honesty and to investigate fine nuances of human character as they perfect their craft. 

In 3rd-6th grades, students experience theater via extracurricular productions. From the 7th grade, our program is integrated into the daily curriculum alongside extracurricular shows, festivals and competitions. Discovering the truth about places, people and things we can only imagine lets us uncover those truths within each of us.

In the Upper School, students have access to a professional stage in the Thurber Arts Center. They are involved in all aspects of production, including direction, lighting, set design and construction. Since its opening in 2009, students have created a Venetian palace, a country house with secret passages, a high school gym and the streets of Victorian London.

In addition, Theatre Randolph strives to make an impact on our community. Canned food drives and an annual AIDS Awareness Week allow us to give back to the community which so graciously supports us.

Recent Highlights of the Program

  • A current senior chairs the International Thespian Officers
  • Spring 2011 all-school production of Oliver! had a cast of 60 students in 1st-12th grade
  • Upper School students selected to participate in the International Thespian Festival, summers 2008, 2010-13
  • Randolph hosted the 2011 Alabama State Thespian Festival at which Upper School Theater Teacher Connie Voight was named Troupe Director of the Year and Assistant Head of School Linda Bryant was named Administrator of the Year.
  • Award-winning performances at 2010 State Trumbauer Festival; Theatre Randolph has won first place in the Studio Theatre category 4 times in the 5 years they have competed in that event.
  • Theatre Randolph invited to perform in 2011 Edinburgh Fringe
    • "Aladdin" 2011 5th/6th grade play