Drama Ensembles

Years 5 to 12

Applications are now closed.

Drama Ensembles develop high potential and gifted students in drama. Ensemble tutors are drawn from Arts Unit experts and industry professionals. Students perform in events such as the State Drama Festival, and potentially the Schools Spectacular.

  • Senior Drama Ensembles - Years 10 and 11
  • Junior Drama Ensembles - Years 7 to 9
  • Primary Drama Ensembles - Years 5 and 6

Drama ensembles rehearse at The Arts Unit in Lewisham during school term. Application is by audition and open to NSW public school students.

drama students performing

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Weekly rehearsal times

If you are successful in obtaining a position to the drama ensembles program, a full commitment to the program must be made. 

Students will attend weekly rehearsals after school hours on Wednesdays and some Sundays at The Arts Unit, Lewisham.

Senior and Junior Drama Ensembles begin on on Wednesday 20 July 2022 and finish at State Drama Festival on Friday 21 October 2022.


Fees cover hire of regular tutors and industry professionals for intensive workshops, a Drama Ensemble t-shirt, and the sourcing and supply of costumes from professional designers for ensemble performances. Students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and/or accommodation if needed. All prices include GST.

  • Weekly Drama Ensembles $385.00

Performance opportunities

Junior Drama Ensembles will participate in either the State Drama Festival or State Drama Festival Virtual.

Drama tutors

Applications for Drama tutors have now closed.

Drama tutors work with students in the weekly drama ensembles to devise an original work for the State Drama Festival 2022. Contact the Drama team for more information.


The Drama team
The Arts Unit

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