2020 NSW Public Schools Drama Company

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 Department of Education's The Arts Unit is proud to partner with NIDA and ATYP to present the 2020 NSW Public Schools Drama Company performance of Intersection: Beat


Offbeat.  Upbeat.  Move to your own beat.Intersection Beat
These are stories that explore the pulsating experience of young lives.

Intersection 2020: Beat is a taste-test of Australia's brightest new playwrights illuminating fragments of lives dancing on the edge of adulthood.  This collection of short plays will surprise, intrigue, provoke and move.  


NIDA Studio Theatre - 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington

Wednesday 13 May 2020 @ 7.30pm
Thursday 14 May 2020 @ 11.00am Q&A and 7.30pm
Friday 15 May 2020 @ 11.00am Q&A and 7.30pm

Bookings will open on Wednesday 18 March 2020
Drama Company

Student and Teacher workshops will be run by NIDA during the performance season.
More Information, Dates and Bookings will be released in 2020

Senior Drama Ensemble Excursion to Intersection: Beat
On Wednesday 13 May 2020 the Senior Ensemble supported the Drama Company production as audience members  at NIDA instead of their regular ensemble rehearsals. 

Drama Company Dates:
NSW Public Schools 2020 Drama Company Dates


Auditions were open to all NSW public school students who will be in Years 11-12 in 2020.  All students were required to go through the open audition process, regardless of previous ensemble experience.


Fees cover hire of regular tutors and industry professionals for intensive workshopping, a Drama Ensemble t-shirt, and the sourcing and supply of set and costumes from professional designers. Students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and/or accommodation if needed. All prices include GST:-
Drama Company $375.00

Drama Company Rehearsals

2019 Drama Company

To view the full performance of the 2019 Drama Company performance of Macbeth, Q&A session and actor interviews please follow the link:




Further Enquiries

The NSW Drama Company is part of The Arts Unit Department of Education's Drama Ensemble program and extends the best performers auditioned from public schools in the state. Further enquiries relating to the Drama Company's Performance or Drama Ensembles should be emailed to Drama or phone (02) 8512 1175.

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