NSW Public Schools Drama Company

Years 7 to 12

The Department of Education's The Arts Unit is proud to partner with NIDA to present the 2022 NSW Public Schools Drama Company performance.

2022 Drama Company performance

Wednesday 11 May to Friday 13 May (Term 2 Week 3). Venue: NIDA
In 2022, The Arts Unit will be partnering with Bell Shakespeare Company and NIDA to present ‘Just Macbeth’ by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.  A humorous appropriation of Shakespeare’s play, why not bring your upper primary or junior secondary class to enjoy.

Further information on how to book tickets will be available in early Term 1.


About the Company

The NSW Drama Company is part of The Arts Unit Department of Education's drama ensemble program and extends performers selected by audition from NSW public schools.

In 2022 we will be partnering with Bell Shakespeare Company and NIDA to present 'Just Macbeth' by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

Drama Company performs at NIDA in May each year and is comprised of students from Years 7-12 from public schools. This show will be professionally directed and offer students the chance to work with tertiary and industry experts. 

Audition process

Due to COVID-19, there will be no live auditions. All auditions will be submitted digitally (video).

Applications are now open!

For further information and to apply for the Drama Company 2022 complete the online application form. 

  1. Students are required to submit two pieces in one audition video. 
  2. Complete the online application form and include your video audition link.
  3. Complete and gather signatures for your school endorsement form.

Applications close Friday 28 January 2022.

Weekly rehearsal times

Students who are successful in obtaining a position in the Drama Company 2022 program will be required to attend weekly rehearsals after school and on occasional Sundays at The Arts Unit in Lewisham.

  • Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm - rehearsals begin in Term 1 on Wednesday 23 February 2022.
  • Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm, including breaks.


The annual membership fee for the Drama Company in 2022 is $385 including GST.


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