Princeton Day School's theater program is nationally renowned, and was recently named "Outstanding High School Theater Program" in the Northeast Region by Stage Directions Magazine.
Courses strike the perfect balance between creative freedom and self-discipline, encouraging students to develop the skills and techniques needed for a confident performance as actors or technicians.
Unique opportunities include the Fourth Grade Operetta and Eighth Grade Musical, which include every member of the class. In Upper School, students audition for a fall play and a winter musical. The annual Performing Arts Festival is a three-day marathon of student-produced short works. In addition, Upper School students have the opportunity to travel with the Performing Arts Department to the annual Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform an original work.
Facilities include the McAneny Theater, equipped with state-of-the-art digital lighting and sound equipment, a scene shop and a costume room. Visiting professionals frequently lend their expertise.
The theater is augmented by a dance studio, a rehearsal room, and a full range of technical facilities, including digital lighting and sound equipment.