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Hunter Drama Festival

Region: Regional North | Newcastle
Kindergarten to Year 11
Local arts program Public schools Drama

The Hunter Drama Festival is an opportunity for Hunter/Central Coast/Port Stephens public schools to showcase selected drama items in a professional theatre. 

The festival will provide opportunities for students to build knowledge, skills and understanding of performing and appreciating in drama, by creating a journey of excellence for students not only at school level, but beyond. This festival promotes the excellence of the arts and build connections with communities from the Hunter, Central Coast and Port Stephens. 

2023 dates

  • Monday 31 August - Wednesday 2 September (Term 3 Week 3)
  • 9 am to 8 pm (including rehearsals and performance. 

How to apply

  • Schools from across the region are invited to be part of the Hunter Drama Festival by simply completing the online registration form to advise us that you are intending to participate.
  • Please complete the registration form by Monday 1 May (Term 2 Week 1).
  • Once entries have been received, we will plan an online Zoom meeting to discuss the development of your piece and how support will be allocated to you and your students.

Hunter Primary Drama Festival 2022 collage



Heather Williams
Arts Coordination Officer
Karen O'Neill


Hunter Theatre
Cameron Street
Broadmeadow NSW 2292

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