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 two 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.

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Students on stage performing at the State Drama Ensemble

2021 NSW Public Schools State Digital Drama Festival

This year we will be launching a State Digital Drama Festival. This is to support the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff. The festival celebrates the excellence of work in classrooms from K to 12, rehearsal room achievements in the NSW Public Schools Ensemble program and devised work from State Drama Camp. This event is an online celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state.  

How to be involved

We are using a new portal to receive 2021 school applications.
Apply for State Digital Drama Festival via The Arts Unit Community.  Add The Arts Unit Community tile in your Staff portal so you can edit your forms and communicate with us. 

Resources

Please look at the State Drama Festival application resources before you apply.
A selection of items from the Area Drama Festivals are chosen to perform.

Help guides

IT Support and remedy request

Please log a remedy request if you need IT assistance with your application in the TAU Community portal.

Digital Drama Festival performance dates and times

The 2021 State Digital Drama Festival will be able to be viewed online in November 2021.

Digital drama workshops for students

Apply for customised digital drama workshops via The Arts Unit Community.  Add The Arts Unit Community tile in your Staff portal so you can edit your forms and communicate with us. 

Digital drama resources for teachers

Digital drama resources for teachers will be available in Term 4.

Permission to publish

Schools are required to collect the permission to publish consent forms to be signed by students and their parents or carers. The forms should be retained at school, and may be called upon by The Arts Unit, if necessary.

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