The 2021 drama programs will be contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health.
Activities for all programs have to adhere to current DoE COVID-19 restrictions.
NSW Public Schools State Digital Drama Festival
This year we will be launching a State Digital Drama Festival. This is to support the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff. The festival celebrates the excellence of work in classrooms from K to 12, rehearsal room achievements in the NSW Public Schools Ensemble program and devised work from State Drama Camp. This event is an online celebration of drama works showcasing strong drama outcomes in classrooms from across the state.
How to be involved
We are using a new portal to receive school applications.
Apply for State Digital Drama Festival via The Arts Unit Community. Add The Arts Unit Community tile in your Staff portal so you can edit your forms and communicate with us.
Please look at the State Drama Festival application resources before you apply.
A selection of items from the Area Drama Festivals are chosen to perform.
IT Support and remedy request
Please log a remedy request if you need IT assistance with your application in the TAU Community portal.
Digital Drama Festival performance dates and times
Digital State Drama Festival information and dates will be available in Term 4.
Digital drama workshops for students
Digital drama resources for students and links to booking synchronous digital drama workshops tailored to each groups needs will be available in Term 4.
Digital drama resources for teachers
Digital drama resources for teachers will be available in Term 4.
Permission to publish
Schools are required to collect the Permission to publish consent forms to be signed by students and their parents or carers. The forms should be retained at school, and may be called upon by The Arts Unit, if necessary.
Previous Drama Festival information
2019 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
Watch the full performance of the 2019 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
2018 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
Watch the full performance of the 2018 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
2017 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
Watch the full performance of the 2017 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
2016 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
Watch the full performance of the 2016 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival
The Arts Unit Facebook
To stay up-to-date with student and teacher drama opportunities provided by The Arts Unit, check the website regularly and follow our Facebook page for drama program updates, events, new Arts Unit Learning Hub digital resources and opportunities.