Schools Spectacular

Kindergarten to Year 12 students and teachers

Schools Spectacular is an iconic cultural event incorporating students from diverse backgrounds and communities from the length and breadth of the state.


Watch the Schools Spectacular again on 7plus

2022 Schools Spectacular Creating The Magic on 7plus

A special encore screening will be shown on the Seven Network on Saturday 23 December 2022, at approximately 10:30 pm, after Carols in the Domain. This annual event is a celebration of youth, education, culture, diversity, and the talent of young Australians. It features over 5,000 students from public schools across New South Wales and has the theme 'Creating the Magic' for this year.

About the Schools Spectacular

The Schools Spectacular is a world-class arena production and one of the most significant annual events of its calibre anywhere in Australia and arguably the world. From its ability to produce national and international stars to its role in promoting inclusiveness and reconciliation, the Schools Spectacular has no peer.

The Schools Spectacular:

  • has taken place annually at Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly known as the Sydney Entertainment Centre) since 1984, and in 2016 was held at the Qudos Bank Arena.
  • in 2016, set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM for the Largest Amateur Variety Act with over 5,300 students performing in the show!
  • is an established and well-recognised event on the Sydney live entertainment calendar
  • showcases a cast of 2,300 dancers, a combined choir of 2,500, an 80-piece full symphony orchestra, and a 25-piece stage band
  • delivers outstanding, cutting-edge artistry in dance and musical performance
  • features state-of-the-art sound, lighting and staging
  • is televised nationally in prime-time on Channel 7.

The Schools Spectacular is a remarkable New South Wales success story proudly presented by the NSW Department of Education.

Visit the Schools Spectacular website for information on how to get involved.

Spectacular Schools – Inspired!!

Enjoy the Be inspired showcase exhibiting the extraordinary talent from NSW public schools.

The Spectacular Schools - Inspired digital showcase exhibits the incredible talents of our NSW public school students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in a connected, inclusive, digital forum. This showcase is all about cutting-edge artistry, boundless creativity, and excellence in the arts. 

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