​​​​​​The Thomas Hardye School offers a vast array of performance opportunities for its students. From concerts and shows to workshops and visits to professional performances, students are exposed to a rich and diverse performing arts culture. These opportunities provide a unique platform for students to showcase their talents and develop their skills, while gaining invaluable experience and exposure in the world of performing arts. Furthermore, the visits to professional shows and concerts provide students with the chance to observe and learn from experienced artists, while the workshops offer hands-on training and the opportunity to develop new skills and techniques. These experiences not only enhance students' talents, but also foster creativity, build confidence and develop a lifelong love for the arts.​​ Many of our events involve collaboration with local as well as national organisations and professionals, opening the eyes of our students to the role and opportunities of performing arts in the wider community.


​Dates For ​​Your Diary

Tue 13 Sep, All Day Vocal Workshop led by renowned tenor Charles McDougall, The Thomas Hardye Theatre

A day of choral music making for all years

Tue 11 Oct, Autumn Concert, United Church, Dorchester, 19.00

An evening of music with the Thomas Hardye Singers and A Level Music student soloists

Wed 02 Nov, BSO Trip, Lighthouse, Poole, 18.00

A trip to watch the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky, Bruch & Dvořák

Wed 09 Nov, Rock & Pop Night, The Thomas Hardye Theatre, 19.00

A showcase of rock and pop groups & artists from The Thomas Hardye School

Tue 29 Nov, Gabrieli Roar, Portsmouth Cathedral, All Day

A trip to Portsmouth to perform festive music with the Gabrieli Concort

Wed 07 Dec, Christmas Concert, The Thomas Hardye Theatre, 19.00

A Christmas themed concert featuring the school musical ensembles

Thu 15 Dec, Carol Service, St Peter's Church, Dorchester, 19.30

A carol service featuring the Thomas Hardye Singers and school musicians

Wed 01 Feb, BSO Trip, Lighthouse, Poole, 18.00

(POSTPONED - New trip date 19 April 2023)

Thu 23 Feb, Wessex MAT Music Festival, The Thomas Hardye Theatre, All Day

A celebration of music from students of schools within the Wessex MAT

Mon 06 Mar, Musical Theatre Workshop, All Day & Eve Concert, The Thomas Hardye Theatre

A chance to learn from and perform alongside West End musical theatre performers

Wed 22 Mar, Spring Fundraiser, The Thomas Hardye Theatre, 19.00

A celebration of music featuring the school musical ensembles

Thu 30 Mar, Salisbury Cathedral, Thomas Hardye Singers Trip to watch Evensong, All Day

An eductional visit to visit Salisbury Cathedral to watch an evensong performance

19 Apr, BSO Trip, Lighthouse, Poole, 18.00

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

Thu 04 May, Sister Act, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, All Day

The eagerly anticipated brand new production of the smash hit musical Sister Act

Sat 20 May, Summer Festival, The Thomas Hardye School, All Day

A musical celebration featuring music from across the DASP pyramid

W/B 26 Jun, Evensong With The Thomas Hardye Singers, TBC

An service of choral evensong with the Thomas Hardye Singers

Wed 12 – Fri 14 Jul, Not Another Night At The Musicals, 19.00

A full scale original musical theatre performance written by Miss Higgins and featuring songs from 100 years of the musical