State Drama Festival
The State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students in Kindergarten to Year 12. This event is a 2-day celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state. Over 800 students participate in a range of dramatic styles.
Thursday 26 to Friday 27 October (Term 4 Week 3)
NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival 2023
The 2023 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The Festival runs across 2 days – Thursday 26 October to Friday 27 October, with over 800 students participating from across the state.
Thursday 26 October at 11:00 am–primary matinee
Thursday 26 October at 7:00 pm–evening performance
Friday 27 October at 11:00 am –secondary matinee
Friday 27 October at 7:00 pm– evening performance
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
Audience tickets will go on sale through the Seymour Centre in Term 3 2023.
Prices are to be confirmed.
In 2023 The Arts Unit will run State Drama Festival workshops be led by professional practitioners from our Festival partners, NIDA.
Workshop bookings will open in Term 3 2023.
Pre-ordered clothing sales will open in Term 3 2023.
A limited number of t-shirts will be available to purchase in the foyer at State Drama Festival 30 minutes prior to each performance.
School nominations will open in Term 2 2023.
$120.00 including GST per item.
Area Drama Festival panelists
Applications for 2023 Area Drama Festival panelists will open in Term 2 2023.
For details on Area Drama Festivals please visit Local arts programs.
In The Spotlight Drama Festival
LightsUP Drama Festival Series
Far South Coast Drama Festival
Lismore Performing Arts Festival
NSW Public Schools State Digital Drama Festival 2021
Explore the State Drama Festival 2021 through the digital showcase and celebrate creativity, resilience and storytelling through drama in 2021.
Enjoy a combination of traditional, devised and original pieces and some brand new approaches in the form of our short film, physical theatre, monologues and puppetry ensembles who created their original works during remote learning.