Kids Rapt on Performing

Region: Rural South and West | Griffith
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Dance Drama Music Visual arts

Kids Rapt on Performing (KROP) is an annual Education Week creative arts production held at the Griffith Regional Theatre as a celebration of public education. It has provided NSW public school students with the opportunity to perform in a prestigious and professional setting for over 14 years.

2024 dates

KROP will be staged on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August 2024 (Term 3 Week 3) at the Griffith Regional Theatre.

  • Auditions: Term 2 Week 5
  • Full dress rehearsal: Thursday 8 August (Term 3 Week 3)
  • Matinee: Friday 9 August (Term 3 Week 3)
  • Evening performances: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August (Term 3 Week 3)

How to apply

Applications for KROP 2024 festival are now open!

Teachers, for full details and how to apply go to the KROP 2024 teacher information google site.

Registrations close Wednesday 10 April (Term 1 Week 11)

Performance guidelines

  • KROP is designed to cater for all styles of performances from a variety of art forms including Dance, Drama and Music.
  • Group size must be between 6 and 30 students. 
  • Maximum time limit is 5 minutes and will be strictly adhered to.
  • Music, lyrics, costumes and choreography must be age-appropriate and suitable for a community audience. Costumes, movement or music that are suggestive or use simulated violence will not be selected.
  • Props and staging must be quickly and easily set and removed. All props are the responsibility of school groups and must be fireproofed to comply with theatre requirements.
  • Stage dimensions of Griffith Regional Theatre stage are 12 metres across (wing to wing) and 9 metres deep (front to back). For all performances, students will generally enter Stage Left and MUST exit Stage Right. (Left and right are as seen by the performer, facing the audience). The curtain will not be closed between items.
  • Music must be of the highest quality and submitted via google drive. Editing should also be high-quality. Details of submission will be available in the acceptance. 

Supervision of students must be always under their teacher’s direct supervision under NSW Department of Education policy. Normal excursion duty of care applies.


Participation in KROP is free. Schools are responsible for the supply of relief, travel, meals and accommodation if required.

A group of photos of students performing at past KROP showcases.


Robyn Schmetzer
Cheryl Walker
Arts Coordination Officer
Wagga Wagga
0428 550 202


Griffith Regional Theatre
1 Neville Place
Griffith NSW 2680

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