NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival

Kindergarten to Year 12

The State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students in Kindergarten to Year 12. This event is a 2-day celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state. Over 800 students participate in a range of dramatic styles.

2022 dates

Thursday 20 to Friday 21 October (Term 4 Week 2)

Students on stage performing at the State Drama Ensemble

NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival 2022

The 2022 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students from Years  K to 12.  The Festival runs across 2 days – Thursday 20 October to Friday 21 October, with over 800 students participating from across the state.

Thursday 20 October at 11:00 am –  primary matinee.
Thursday 20 October at 7:30 pm – evening performance
Friday 21 October at 11:00 am – secondary matinee
Friday 21 October at 7:30 pm – evening performance 

Seymour Centre, Chippendale

Tickets are available for purchase in 2022 through the Seymour Centre.


NSW Public Schools State Digital Drama Festival 2021

Explore the State Drama Festival 2021 through the digital showcase and celebrate creativity, resilience and storytelling through drama in 2021.

Enjoy a combination of traditional, devised and original pieces and some brand new approaches in the form of our short film, physical theatre, monologues and puppetry ensembles who created their original works during remote learning.

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