Neill was himself a theatre lover and wrote some plays for the Summerhill theatre. He also wrote about theatre in his book ‘Summerhill’ and the importance he placed on it is reflected in the simple statement that ‘Our theatre has done more for creativity than anything else in Summerhill.’ (‘Summerhill’ A.S. Neill. Pelican Books. 1968, p. 74)

Drama in Summerhill School is an important part of the whole school curriculum. The Summerhill Drama curriculum is very broad in the sense that it includes not only Drama but also film making and workshops which are delivered by visitors or interns and which cover a wide range of activities & disciplines.