Junior Drama Ensembles

Audition Requirements

Applications for 2019 Junior Ensembles will open in OCTOBER 2018. 

Membership is by audition and open to all students who will be in Years 7, 8 & 9 attending public schools in NSW in 2019. For further information of what is required at audition, please click on the link Audition Requirements.

Audition Dates

Open Auditions for new students will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham.
• Sunday 3 March 2019 10.00am-12noon OR 2.00pm-4.00pm (for new students ONLY)

Callback Auditions for returning 2017 ensemble students and successful open audition students, will be held in the afternoon at The Arts Unit in Lewisham 5.00-7.00pm.
• Wednesday 6 March 2019 - Year 7 Ensemble
• Thursday 7 March 2019 - Year 8 Ensemble
• Thursday 12 March 2019 - Year 9 Ensemble

How to Apply

All students will need to complete the Online Application Form AND the Endorsement Form.
• New students (and their parents/schools) will be emailed of their audition date for those selected for audition.
• Returning students go straight to Callback Audition, ie they do not need to attend the first audition date.
• Forms received after FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2019 will not be accepted.
• A maximum of 12 nominations will be accepted from any one school.

Audition Requirements

• No preparation is required. The auditions will be in workshop format of warm-up, movement and improvisation skills for all students.
• All students are to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

Weekly Rehearsal Times

If you are successful in obtaining a position to the Drama Ensembles program, a full commitment to the year must be made. Successful students will attend weekly rehearsals at The Arts Unit:-
Year 7 Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-6.30pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 8 May 2019
Year 8 Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 8 May 2019
• Year 9 Ensemble: Every Wednesday 5.00-7.00pm during school term
     First Meeting: Wednesday 8 May 2019

Performance Opportunities

All ensemble students will be involved in a range of workshop activities leading to the State Drama Festival at The Seymour Centre (24-25 October 2019)


Fees cover hire of regular tutors and industry professionals for intensive workshopping, a Drama Ensemble t-shirt, and the sourcing and supply of costumes from professional designers for the State Drama Festival. Students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and accommodation if needed. All prices include GST:-
• Year 7 Ensemble - $300
• Year 8 Ensemble - $325
• Year 9 Ensemble - $325

Further Information

Further enquiries relating to the Junior Drama Ensembles should be directed to drama.artsunit@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 8512 1175.

The Arts Unit Website & Facebook Page:
To stay up-to-date with student and teacher Drama opportunities provided by The Arts Unit, check the website regularly and follow our Facebook page for program updates, events, new Arts Unit Learning Hub resources and opportunities www.facebook.com/TheArtsUnit.