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Drama Ensembles - application form

Applications are now open for students in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Applications close on Friday 12 May 2023

  • Students in Years 5 and 6 can attend a live audition workshop from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday 28 May 2023.
  • Students in Years 7 and 8 can attend a live audition workshop from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday 28 May 2023.

    ​​​​The NSW Public Schools Drama Ensembles develop high potential and gifted students in drama. Ensemble tutors are drawn from Arts Unit experts and industry professionals.

    Students perform in events such as the State Drama Festival, and potentially the Schools Spectacular.

    • Senior Drama Ensembles - Years 9, 10 and 11.
    • Junior Drama Ensembles - Years 7 and 8.
    • Primary Drama Ensembles - Years 5 and 6.

    The Senior, Junior and Primary Drama Ensembles rehearse on Wednesday afternoons and occasional Sundays at The Arts Unit in Lewisham during school terms.

    Program commencement dates

    • Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 Ensembles - Wednesday 8 March 2023
    • Year 5, Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 Ensembles - Wednesday 19 July 2023. 

    Application process 

    1. Complete the webform application below and include your parent consent.
    2. Your school principal will receive an email once you submit this application and be asked to endorse your inclusion, if successful, in the State Drama Ensemble program. 
    3. Attend the live audition on Sunday 28 May 2023 at the time you have chosen. No preparation is required.

        Audition requirements

        • Auditions will be in a workshop format of warm-up, movement and improvisation skills
        • All students are to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

          Audition date and times

          Sunday 28 May 2023

          • Years 5, 6, 7, and 8 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

          Audition venue

          • The Arts Unit, Lewisham

          Audition resources

            What happens next

            • Live auditions will be held for Year 5 to 8 students on Sunday 28 May 2023.
            • Parents/students will be emailed after this date the outcome of the audition.


            • The annual membership fee for each drama ensemble in 2023 is $385, including GST.

            Contact details

            Should you have any queries, please contact us at


            Student details

            Student name
            Only required for students in Years 9, 10 and 11.

            Parent/guardian details

            Parent / Guardian name

            Drama experience

            Please provide a brief summary of your previous drama experience, including school groups, performances, workshops etc.

            Audition information

            All applicants will audition at their chosen time for the Drama Ensembles in 2023.
            Students in Years 5 and 6. Sunday 28 May 10 am to 12 pm
            Students in Years 7 and 8. Sunday 28 May 2 pm to 4 pm
            Please indicate any learning adjustments that may be required to allow the student to participate in this program?
            If the student has a medical action plan for any reason, including asthma, anaphylaxis or allergies you are required to supply this plan by uploading or via email to
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            Student background information

            Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
            Is a language other than English spoken at home?
            Does the student require support for participation because of disability?
            If yes, please select from this list.
            Please indicate if the student has any of the following medical conditions.
            Are any other special provisions required?
            Are there any special circumstances about the student that the program coordinator should know?
            Is there anything that you do or modify at home that may help us to meet the student’s educational needs?
            Please indicate if the student has any of the following

            Parent/guardian permissions

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