Primary Drama Ensembles

Year 5 and 6

Applications for 2022 are now open.

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 open!
Applications will close on Wednesday 23 February 2022.

  • Students in Year 5, 6, 10 and 11 can either submit a video audition or attend a live audition workshop.
  • Students in Years 7 to 9 can submit a video audition only.

Audition process

For further information and to apply for the Drama Ensembles 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 or choose your audition time.
  3. Complete and gather signatures for your school endorsement form.

Applications close Wednesday 23 February 2022.

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.
Primary Drama Ensembles begin on on Wednesday 16 March 2022 and finish on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

  • Year 5 - 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm
  • Year 6 - 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.

  • Primary 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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