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!

Audition process

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

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.
  3. Complete and gather signatures for your school endorsement form.

Applications close Wednesday 23 February 2022.

Weekly rehearsal times

If you successfully obtain a position in the Drama Ensembles program, Primary Ensembles, a total commitment to the program must be made. Successful students will attend weekly rehearsals after school hours at The Arts Unit, Lewisham.

  • All ensembles run on Wednesday afternoons and selected Sundays.


Fees cover the 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. In addition, students will need to cover the costs of their own travel and/or accommodation if required. All prices include GST.

  • Primary Drama Ensembles $385.00

Performance opportunities

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


The Drama team
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