Junior Drama Ensembles

Years 7 to 9

Applications for this program are now open.

Sydney based, weekly ensemble aims to foster the development of talented students from Years 7-9 in drama. Performance and industry partnerships offer unique learning extension opportunities. Audition only.

Girl holding chipboard in rehearsal

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Friday 27 May 2022.

  • Students in Year 7 and 8 can attend a live audition workshop from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday 5 June.
  • Students in Year 9 can attend a live audition workshop from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday 5 June.

Please note that the 2022 state drama ensembles program will not commence until the guidelines from NSW Health and the Department of Education permits this activity. 

​​​​Live audition requirements

  • Auditions will be in a workshop format of warm-up, movement and improvisation skills
  • All students are to wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
  • All students are required to wear face masks, use a QR code and please stay at home if unwell. Remember, you have the option of video auditions instead if needed.

How to apply

  1. Students are required to complete the webform application below before Friday 27 May 2022 
  2. Complete and gather signatures for the  NSWPS Drama Ensembles 2022 - student endorsement form (DOCX, 69.93 KB)
  3. Attend the live audition on Sunday 5 June 2022 at the time allocated to your year group. No preparation is required.

Live audition date

  • Sunday 5 June 2022

Live audition times

  • Years 7 and 8 – 2:00 pm to 4.00 pm
  • Years 9 and 10 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Live audition venue

  • The Arts Unit, Lewisham

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.

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

  • Year 7 - 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Year 8 - 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm
  • Year 9 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


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.

  • Junior Drama Ensemble $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
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