Welcome to the Performing Arts Department of the Priory School. We offer a wide range of training in all aspects of the Performing Arts including Acting, Improvisation, Directing, Playwriting, Shakespeare, Stage Tech and Design, Stage Combat, Musical Theater, Choir, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble, Handbell Choir, as well as Guitar, Percussion, Music Theory, Composition, Music History, and more.

The Performing Arts are an integral part of life at Priory. At any given moment of the year, in both middle and high school, at least one-quarter of our student body is enrolled in a performing arts class, preparing to perform or run a production, or participating in an arts related club.

In Priory Performing Arts, all students are welcome to find and explore whatever art form may be their passion and hopefully try and discover new ones. We offer a professional, supportive and trusting environment where students are given skills to unlock their talents and encouraged to stretch themselves.

In the Fall of 2007 we opened our new Performing Arts Center consisting of:
  • The Rothrock Performance Hall, a 400 seat proscenium theater with a large stage and state of the art lighting, sound and audience seating.
  • The Verhalen Family "Black Box" theater classroom for classes and rehearsal space with full theatrical light and sound system.
  • The Marquart Family Set Shop, which allows us to construct sets on a grand scale.
  • The Barbara Crouse Choir Classroom and new Orchestra Classroom which are rehearsal rooms for our large Choirs and Orchestras, The Tamara and Dan Turner Family Midi Lab and Workroom which consists of eight computer stations with keyboards and composing software for music composition and analysis.
  • A complete stock of school owned instruments, instrument storage, two practice rooms with pianos, and recording equipment for instant playback and critique of rehearsals.
These facilities have allowed us to take already strong and growing programs and expand them even more. Our students are receiving training and producing productions and concerts at a collegiate or professional level and now they are putting that work up in world class facilities.

Current Productions

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  • All School Show "A Christmas Carol"

    Priory Theater proudly presents Charles Dickens’ classic tale "A Christmas Carol."  

    This timeless, heartwarming story mixes comedy and drama in equal measure as we follow Ebeneezer Scrooge, the greediest and meanest man in all England, and his transformation on Christmas Eve by the ghosts of the Past, Present and Future.  Favorite characters leap from the page to the stage such as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the ghostly Jacob Marley, the comical Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig and many more. Fun for all ages and featuring extraordinary performances, come experience this magical adventure!

    Performance Dates:
    November 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 and November 24th at 2:00.

    Tickets are $5 Student / $15 Adult.  Tickets may be purchased at the Door or in advance at http://priory.ticketleap.com/christmas-carol

    Woodside Priory School – 302 Portola Road – Portola Valley – CA– 94028
  • Upper School Show "We Will Rock You!"

    Woodside Priory Theater proudly presents the Queen musical, "We Will Rock You!"

    Showtimes are March 5th, 6th, and 7th at 7:00pm, and March 8th at 2:00pm.
  • Middle School Show "Murder in the Knife Room!"

    Woodside Priory Theater presents "Murder in the Knife Room!"

    Showtimes are April 30th and May 1st at 7:00pm, and May 2nd at 2:00pm.

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