The drama department is a vibrant component of the school.
Learners can take Drama as a component of the subject Creative Arts in Grades 8 & 9 and can continue with Dramatic Arts in grades 10-12. Learners who take the subject visit the theatre and attend workshops on a regular basis. Every year the gr 10-12 learners attend Die Woordfees in Stellenbosch.
The SIT (Schools inter-Theatre) competition takes place every year. The different inter-house colour groups compete against each other. Each house has to produce their own play and the competition is fierce.
The Drama department produces a few plays every year and it is a highlight for the senior Drama students as it creates a feeling of camaraderie among the learners. Learners perform at the annual Shakespeare School Festival with productions from post-apocalyptic Hamlet to an all-female cast in Queen Lear. Hermanus often takes part in the ATKV Tienertoneel as well as the local Kalfiefees. In 2023 Hermanus performed Skroot (about the aftermath of a school shooting) as well as Dreamstate (a poetry programme) at the Kalfiefees. Dreamstate was also performed at the Montagu Festival.
Students also take part in various eisteddfods including the Overberg Eisteddfod with learners receiving many accolades. In 2023 a grade 11 learner, Jana Marais, was awarded the best dramatized Prose and senior bursary award for the best performer in her age group at the Cape Town Eisteddfod.
The school regularly performs a large-scale musical with many participants. In 2022 the production was All Shook Up and in 2023 it was Thank you for the Music.