Visual and Performing Arts

Edward Alleyn, founder of Dulwich College over 400 years ago, was a leading actor of his day and an influential figure in Elizabethan theatre. It is only fitting that Dulwich College International schools would continue this tradition of placing high value on the arts, with ample opportunities for students to participate at all levels. At DCB, the number and variety of offerings, the visiting professionals, the enthusiasm of the students, and the passion of our teachers make a strong visual and performing arts programme, with end results speaking for themselves!


At DCB, there are dedicated music teachers in DUCKS, Junior School and Senior School. In regular music lessons, students have a chance to try out and learn different instruments as well as music composition. Facilities include large music rooms for classes and rehearsals, sound-insulated practice rooms for individuals and small groups, and two state-of-the-art theatres for rehearsals and performances.
DFM 2019

With a wide range of ensembles and events, there are plenty of opportunities for students to shine on stage and build confidence.


Music Ensembles


  • DUCKS Choir (open to Year 2)


Junior School:

  • Junior Strings
  • Junior Band
  • Junior Choir
  • Honours Choir


Senior School:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Female Voice Choir
  • Male Voice Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Big Band
  • Plugged In (programme with multiple rock bands)
  • Soul Band
  • Jazz Combo
  • Chinese Drumming Group (coming soon!)


Music Events

Music Art pics


Drama and musicals create some of the most memorable moments for students. There are stage productions such as those by individual year levels in DUCKS and in Junior School, as well as theatrical plays in Senior School. Two black box theatres provide the optimal space for lessons, workshops and rehearsals. Every year, there is an auditioned musical production in spring, alternating between Junior School and Senior School. The work ethics of students and staff culminate in entertaining performances of the highest calibre.

Past musicals:

Theatre Art 2016 and 2017
Theatre Art 2018 and 2019

More theatre productions:

In addition, the collaboration between Dulwich College International and Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Education allows DCB students to learn directly from practitioners.

EY Production 2019


With a dedicated film curriculum, a green screen film studio and professional equipment, students are able to take this art to the next level, working in teams just as professionals would. From original fiction to public service announcements to school trips and events, our students are learning how to best use this important medium to communicate and tell stories.
Film art

Film events:



Dulwich College Beijing invites performing arts professionals to work with our students. Here are some of our recent special guests:


Other News:

DCB Students acted in feature-length musical film, The Remnant

Student Horror Film Shortlists for International Film Festival!


DCI Network Performing Arts Events


With dedicated art rooms, art teachers and assistant art teachers in DUCKS, Junior School and Senior School, visual art displays have a dominating presence around campus. The extensive resources available allow students to exercise their creativity with a wide range of materials and media, working both individually and collaboratively. At DCB, art is not an isolated school subject. In fact, our Art in Hospital project was shortlisted for the International School Award 2019 in Community Initiative
Junior School Art

Here are some recent news stories about DCB art:

Related News across the College:

  • Chinese Culture

          - 2022 Junior School hosted by Shunyi District

          - JS Dunhang Mogao Caves Cultural event

          - Chinese New Year Intercultural Creative and Performing Arts Experience

  • Sustainable Art

2022 DUCKS (Aug) | 2022 DUCKS (Dec) |

  • Photography

         - DCB Year 4 Student Wins 9th Dulwich Photo Competition!

         - 2018 Dulwich Science Art Photo Award Winners | Beijing



Charity Art Exhibits by DCB students:

Our programs have inspired some of our students to choose Creative Arts in university. Read more about their thought processes here: