CoLab Senior Drama Workshops

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan North Metropolitan South Regional North Regional North and West Regional South Rural North | Parramatta | Pennant Hills I Penrith I Virtual
Year 12 drama students and teachers
Local arts program Drama

The CoLab Senior Drama Workshops promote collaboration between NSW public school teachers and Year 12 drama students in preparation for their HSC drama group performance. 

CoLab workshops provide opportunities for teachers and students to bring together their diverse expertise to further develop and refine the skills needed to succeed in group performances. Students are supported to develop and refine their HSC group performance with HSC drama teachers and students from a wide variety of NSW public schools.

The group workshops also focus on building students' collaborative skills and teaching varied approaches to devising original theatrical works, a core component of the HSC Drama course.

The CoLab Senior Drama Workshop program is implemented over 2 separate days:

  • Day 1: students participate in workshops with industry drama practitioners
  • Day 2: students participate in a performance skills workshop and spend time developing, refining and rehearsing their group performance piece to present to teachers and their peers for review and feedback.

In 2024, the CoLab Senior Drama Workshop program has expanded to include workshops at Pennant Hills High School and a virtual option for regional, rural and remote schools.

2024 dates and venues

CoLab workshop series A
Penrith Selective High School – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Workshop 1: Thursday 9 May 2024
  • Workshop 2: Tuesday 28 May 2024


CoLab workshop series B
Macarthur Girls High School Parramatta – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Workshop 1: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Workshop 2: Monday 27 May 2024


CoLab workshop series C
Virtual workshops – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 7 May 2024
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday 29 May 2024



  • $20.00 per student – students attending Parramatta or Penrith workshops
  • $12.00 per student – regional, rural and remote students participating in the virtual workshops
  • Schools will be responsible for collecting participation fees from their students.
  • Schools will be automatically direct debited for their participation in CoLab.

How to apply

Applications for the CoLab Senior Drama Workshops are now closed.

Teachers, give each participating Year 12 student a 2024 CoLab Senior Drama Workshops student consent and permission to publish form to complete. The completed forms then need to be kept on file at your school.


Anthony Vassallo
Jack Tier
Arts Coordination Officer
0460 005 643


Macarthur Girls High School
1-19 Macarthur Street
Parramatta NSW 2150

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Penrith Selective High School
158-240 High Street
Penrith NSW 2750

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All Arts Unit programs are inclusive. If support is required to participate in the CoLab Senior Drama Workshops, please email so that we can assist.