LightsUP Drama Festival

Region: Metro South and West | Penrith
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Public schools Drama

LightsUP Drama Festival provides the opportunity to showcase drama works created in schools by students and staff from Kindergarten to Year 12 in NSW public schools.

Students will benefit from an excellent performance venue and be enthused through interaction with other drama students. This festival provides teachers with a valuable platform for encouraging drama in their schools and promote the arts as a vital part of the school curriculum.


The 2022 LightsUp Drama Festival was held from Monday 25 July to Thursday 28 July 2022 (Term 3 Week 2) at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith.

Congratulations to all schools who participated in a fantastic showcase of drama.


Information for the 2023 LightsUp Drama Festival will be available in Term 1 2023.

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.


Anthony Vassallo
Jenni Bittar
Arts Coordination Officer