In the Spotlight Drama Festival

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan South | Campbelltown
Preschool to Year 12 drama
Local arts program Public schools Drama

In the Spotlight Drama Festival showcases the skills and talents of NSW public school students and teachers in creating and performing drama for students from Preschool to Year 12. 

The festival is not only a showcase of school drama works, but a valuable platform for encouraging drama in schools. The festival demands of students a higher degree of focus, commitment and performance.

2022 dates

In the Spotlight Drama Festival will take place on Monday 8 August and Tuesday 9 August 2022 (Week 4, Term 3) at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Performance times

  • Evening performance 1    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Evening performance 2   7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

How to apply

Nominations for In the Spotlight Drama Festival for 2022 have closed.

Teachers are encouraged to download and read the festival guidelines for details on how to apply.


$200.00 including GST per item. 

Refund policy

By participating in In the Spotlight Drama Festival, the participating school understands that the festival may be required to change delivery methods, event dates or be cancelled at short notice to accommodate current COVID-19 advice and the safety and wellbeing of all participating schools and staff.

Should the festival be cancelled and no alternative offered, a full refund will be provided.

In the event of a COVID-19 related withdrawal prior to Friday 1 July 2022 a full refund will be offered the school. For withdrawals made after Friday 1 July 2022, no refund will be offered.


Students and staff participating in the festival have the option to purchase festival t-shirts. Please refer to the t-shirt size guide to view the design and ensure you order the correct size.

Prices are as follows: 

  • Long-sleeved t-shirt    $28.00 (including GST)

Please note, there will be no refunds on t-shirt orders once the order has been placed with the company. 

Schools are to complete the In the Spotlight Drama Festival T-shirt Order Form by Wednesday 20 July 2022 (Week 1, Term 3).


Audience tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 19 July 2022 (Week 1, Term 3) at 9:00 am. Tickets are available via Trybooking.

Prices are as follows: 

  • Child (2 – 17 years or K-12) $12.00
  • Pensioner/Concession or Student $18.00
  • Adult $22.00

Ticket prices include GST. Booking and transaction fees may apply.

Professional learning resources

Should you want to sharpen your skills in preparing and videoing your item, check out these Digital @ The Arts Unit resources:

COVID-19 notice

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.


Samantha Dennis
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office


Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560

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