Music and Arts Events

Listed below is a selection of Music, Drama and Arts events taking place at Shrewsbury School.  For a full listing of all events here, please see our Calendar.

Details of events are also available to download in pdf format: 59th Season of the Performing Arts at Shrewsbury School - brochure

For further information and tickets to free concerts, please contact Juliet Young, Operations and Events Manager on 01743 280812 or

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Forthcoming Music and Arts events for the current term

Sunday 14 August 2016

  • 12:35
    'Great Expectations' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 14th - 20th August 2016 (C (-1) venue 34)

    'Great Expectations' is the latest in a long and distinguished list of home-grown Shrewsbury School musicals, with music by Shrewsbury's Director of Music John Moore, lyrics by former Senior Master Peter Fanning, directed by the School's Director of Drama Helen Brown and featuring a hugely talented young cast. 

    It tells the story of Pip, a young orphan who rescues a convict on the Essex marches and thereby changes his life for ever. His journey to adulthood introduces him to an array of extraordinary characters: the tragic Miss Havisham; her beautiful ward Estella; the jovial blacksmith, Joe; and the sinister lawyer, Jaggers.

    Performances take place daily at 12.35pm from Sunday 14th August - Saturday 20th August at C (–1) venue 34 on Chambers Street.

    Directly after the 12.35pm performance on Friday 19th August, we will be holding an informal buffet lunch reception for parents and friends of the School in the wonderful surroundings of the Bute Room in the National Museum of Scotland.  The National Museum of Scotland is just across Chambers Street from the theatre. Parents, Old Salopians and friends of Shrewsbury are hugely welcome to join us either for the lunch and the performance, or just for the lunch itself. Please email by 12th August if you would like to attend.

    Tickets £9.50-£11.50 / concessions £7.50-£9.50 / children £5.50-£7.50. To book, please visit


Tuesday 27 September 2016

  • 18:15
    Chapel Choir sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge

    On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the School's Chapel Choir will sing Evensong in Jesus College, Cambridge.

    The Choir is in very fine form at the moment under its Director, Mr Alex Mason, and and numbers have blossomed since the recent introduction of full co-education. In the past two years the Choir has sung at Southwell Minster, Tewkesbury Abbey, The Queen’s College, Oxford and Manchester Cathedral.

    They are very much looking forward to singing in the beautiful surroundings of Jesus College Chapel, which is the oldest college chapel in Cambridge, having starting life as a church serving the 12th century Benedictine nunnery of St Radegund. 

    Directly after the service, there will be a drinks reception in the Webb Library in college, hosted by a number of senior school staff including the Director of Music, Mr John Moore. Parents and friends of the School are warmly invited to attend. Please email if you would like to do so.