NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival

Kindergarten to Year 12

The State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students in Kindergarten to Year 12. This event is a two day celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state. Over 800 students participate in a range of dramatic styles.

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Students on stage performing at the State Drama Ensemble

NSW Public Schools State Digital Drama Festival 2021

This year we will be launching a State Digital Drama Festival. This is to support the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff. The festival celebrates the excellence of work in classrooms from K to 12, rehearsal room achievements in the NSW public schools ensemble program and devised work from State Drama Camp. This event is an online celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state.  

State Digital Drama Festival performance dates and times

The State Digital Drama Festival 2021 will be able to be viewed online from Monday 29 November.

State Digital Drama Festival workshops for school groups

As part of the State Digital Drama Festival 2021 we are offering primary and secondary schools 60 minute digital drama workshops that are customised to your class.

The workshops will be presented by an experience practitioner via Zoom at a time that suits your class. All workshops are subject to current COVID-19 advice and safe practices

The workshops are available each day between Monday 29 November through to Friday 3 December 2021.

Each workshop cost is $200.

Book now via the expression of interest form.

State Digital Drama Festival workshops for individual students 

The State Digital Drama Festival 2021 is offering individual NSW public school students the opportunity to participate in drama workshops via Zoom. 

Wednesday 1st December

  • Primary Improvisation 4 pm to 4:50 pm
  • Primary and Secondary The Actor’s Toolkit 5 pm to 5:50 pm
  • Secondary Monologue workshop - 6 pm to 6:50 pm
  • Secondary American accent workshop - 7 pm to 7:50 pm

Cost - $25 per student per workshop.

For more details and information on workshops see the application form.

Digital drama resources for teachers

Digital drama resources for teachers will be available online from Monday 29 November. 

Permission to publish

Schools are required to collect the permission to publish consent forms to be signed by students and their parents or carers. The forms should be retained at school, and may be called upon by The Arts Unit, if necessary.

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