Junior Drama Ensembles

Years 7 and 8

Applications are now closed.

Sydney based, weekly ensemble aims to foster the development of talented students in Years 7 and 8 in drama. Performance and industry partnerships offer unique learning extension opportunities. Audition only.

Girl holding chipboard in rehearsal

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2023.


Auditions for the Junior Drama Ensembles are open to all NSW public school students who will be in Years 7 and 8 next year. Auditions will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham in May 2023. Preparation is not necessary.

  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday 28 May 2023


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. Wednesday rehearsal times are as follows.

  • 4:50 pm to 6:50 pm, Year 7 Drama Ensemble
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Year 8 Drama Ensemble

Year 7 and Year 8 Drama Ensembles will begin on Wednesday 19 July 2023 and finish  at the State Drama Festival in October 2023.


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.


The drama team
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1175