Senior Drama Ensembles

Years 9 to 11

Applications are now closed

Ensemble members have the opportunity to be part of exciting industry partnerships, enriching and extending their skill base in drama and fostering career pathways.

drama students performing

How to apply

Applications are now closed.
Applications for 2024 Senior Drama Ensembles will open in Term 4 of 2023.


Auditions for all NSW public school students who will be in Years 9,  10 or 11  are now closed. Auditions will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham in February 2024. Preparation is not necessary.

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. Wednesday rehearsal times are as follows.

  • 4:40 pm to 6:40 pm, Year 9 Drama Ensemble
  • 4:50 pm to 6:50 pm, Year 10 Drama Ensemble
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Senior (Year 11) Drama Ensemble

Senior Drama Ensembles begins on Wednesday 1 March 2023 and finish on Sunday 18 June 2023. Senior Ensemble also has a re-rehearsal day on Sunday 15 October prior to performing at the State Drama Festival in October 2023.


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.

  • Weekly Drama Ensembles $385.00

Performance opportunities

Senior Drama Ensemble will participate in either the State Drama Festival or State Drama Festival Virtual.


The drama team
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1175