- The Bolles theater curriculum focuses first on the exploration of foundational acting skills of presentational acting.
- The more advanced acting courses are a survey of different acting styles in addition to modern scene work and several opportunities to perform.
- The highest level of study emphasizes script analysis, directing, and production skills.
- Students work at all levels from both play scripts and original scenes.
- A drama showcase each semester highlights the best student work from all classes and the Production Class culminates in a public performance of their project each spring.
- The after-school programs for Bolles theater students are the most extensive in the department, with as many students participating in after school productions as taking classes.
- During a four-year period at Bolles, a student has the opportunity to attend and/or participate in a wide range of theatrical productions from Shakespeare to Musicals such as "Grease," to plays that span the generations and theatrical styles. Plays are consciously selected to cover many roles, styles, periods, and subjects.
- Though many of the students participating in after school drama are not currently enrolled in classes, those who are find productions an important laboratory to test and expand their class work.