Activity for this program is temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and well being of students and staff.

Link to Department of Education latest information on COVID-19.

The Arts Unit Drama programs aim to foster the development of students and provide performance opportunities that showcase excellence in drama as an art form.

drama companyDrama Company

In 2020 The Arts Unit are proud to partner with NIDA and Australian Theatre for Young People to present the 2020 NSW Public School Drama Company performance, Intersection: Beat.
Drama Company 2020 

Drama Festival ImageDrama Workshops

All drama workshops are led by professional drama specialists for students in Years 3-12.
Skills Development Drama Workshops 

Drama EnsemblesDrama Ensembles

The Drama Ensembles program is open to all students in NSW public Schools in Years 5-12. Successful students will perform a major high profile events such as State Drama Festival, and some students will be selected to be in Schools Spectacular.
Weekly Drama Ensembles - Years 5-12
State Drama Ensemble - Year 9-11



OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of Group and Individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students.
OnSTAGE Performances
OnSTAGE Workshops         

Teacher Professional Development

Drama Staff

There are a number of mentoring and accredited professional learning opportunities for Public Primary and Secondary Teachers in NSW including:
Drama Teacher Mentoring Program 
Frantic Assembly Workshops
Multicultural Playwright Teacher Professional Learning Course

State Drama Festival

State Drama Festival

The annual State Drama Festival held in October at the Seymour Centre. This event is a two day celebration of drama works showcasing over 800 students in a range of dramatic styles.
State Drama Festival 
Area Drama Festivals


Puppetry for Drama Teachers

Drama Tutors

There are a number of opportunities for interested Public School Teachers in NSW to join our Drama program.
Drama Tutor Staff - Ensembles
State Drama Camp Teachers
State Drama Festival Production Team
Area Drama Festival Selection Panel                

State Drama Camp

State Drama Camp

An opportunity for Year 11 drama students, who are currently studying drama at school, to extend their skills through a series of intensive workshops at an overnight camp over 5 days.
State Drama Camp



Drama Digital Engagement

Digital Engagement with Drama online resources, professional development eModules, virtual excursions and live streams.  Delivered by experts and accompanied by resources drawn from within the Arts Unit and industry partners.
Digital Engagement