Primary Drama Ensembles

Year 5 and 6

Applications are now closed.

NSW public schools drama ensembles foster the development of talented students from Years 5 to 6 in drama. Ensembles rehearse weekly after school hours at The Arts Unit in Lewisham during school term. Application is by audition and open to NSW public school students.

Primary Drama Ensemble performing on stage

How to apply

Applications are now closed.


Auditions for Primary Drama Ensembles are open to all NSW public school students. Auditions will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham in May 2023. Preparation is not necessary.

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday 28 May 2023

Weekly rehearsal times

Successful students 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.

Primary Drama Ensembles begin on on Wednesday 19 July 2023 and finish at State Drama Festival in October 2023. Wednesday rehearsal times are as follows.

  • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Year 5 Drama Ensemble
  • 4:40 pm to 6:40 pm, Year 6 Drama Ensemble


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.

  • Primary Drama Ensemble $385.00

Performance opportunities

Primary Drama Ensembles will participate in either the State Drama Festival or State Drama Festival Virtual.

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