Each year NDP's Upper Level produces two full-length theatrical productions, a full-scale musical in the fall and a school play in spring. Annually, Middle Level students put on a musical in the winter in which students assume all performance and stage-crew roles. In summer 2018 NDP theater received a major lighting renovation and a total redecoration of our performance space through grants from the Marion Burke Knott Foundation and the NDP Friends of the Arts resulting in state-of-the-art opportunities for our students.
NDP offers an Upper Level elective academic course, Theatre Experience, for high school students to explore improvisation and acting techniques, as well as technical theater and set design. NDP participates in both the Cappies program and the Baltimore Theater Awards, and our students are regularly recognized with awards for their fine work in theater. In addition, NDP sponsors the Hampton chapter of the International Thespian Honor Society.