In the Spotlight Play Day

Region: Metropolitan South | Campbelltown
Preschool to Year 6
Local arts program Public schools Drama

In the Spotlight Play Day is an outreach drama program that provides public school students Preschool to Year 6 with an innovative and inspiring opportunity to authentically engage in the Drama and English syllabus.

Participating school groups work with an experienced drama tutor at a one day workshop to create a play-built drama piece to be performed at the In the Spotlight Play Day showcase.

Following the workshop day each class or group will have the ‘framework’ of their own play which will continue to be built and rehearsed with their teacher.

Students have the opportunity to perform their work for other participating school students at a professional performance venue.

Tutors are experienced in using play building with children and the program allows teachers to develop their understanding of how to use drama in the classroom to enrich learning experiences across the key learning areas.

2023 dates

Nominations to participate in the 2023 program have closed.


Workshop sessions will take place as an incursion during Term 1 on the following dates:

  • Week 10 Monday 27 March 2023
  • Week 10 Tuesday 28 March 2023
  • Week 10 Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • Week 10 Thursday 30 March 2023
  • Week 10 Friday 31 March 2023 
  • Week 11 Monday 3 April 2023
  • Week 11 Tuesday 4 April 2023
  • Week 11 Wednesday 5 April 2023
  • Week 11 Thursday 6 April 2023

The student showcase will be held on Tuesday 6 June 2023  (Week 7 Term 2) at Campbelltown Arts Centre.


  • $25.00 per student
  • $30.00 per teacher attending the workshops as a professional learning experience.

Should In the Spotlight Play Day workshops be cancelled prior to the advertised workshops and no alternative offered, a full refund will be provided.

In the event of a COVID-19 related withdrawal from the program on the day of the workshop, the participant will be refunded 50% of the participation fee paid.

Professional learning resources

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


Jessica Venables
Program Coordinator
02 9520 6261
Tamara O'Rourke
Program Coordinator
02 9524 3752
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office
0425 384 484


Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560

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