Drama @ The Arts Unit
Drama @ The Arts Unit enables students to develop confidence and extend their skills, and teachers to build knowledge and skills to engage students to explore their potential.
Industry partnerships provide creative opportunities to extend skills, while performance events showcase drama as an art form.
Local and inclusive opportunities, digital resources and event streaming provide equity and comprehensive support to deliver drama in and as an extension of the classroom.
Programs include ensembles, workshops, performances, teacher professional development and unique industry partnerships.
Weekly Drama Ensembles
Drama Ensembles develop high potential and gifted students in drama. Ensemble tutors are drawn from Arts Unit experts and industry professionals. Students perform in events such as the State Drama Festival. Drama ensembles rehearse at The Arts Unit in Lewisham during school term.
- Senior Drama Ensemble –Years 10 and 11
- Junior Drama Ensembles – Years 7 to 9
- Primary Drama Ensembles – Years 5 and 6
Applications are now open for students in Years 9, 10 or 11 in 2023 to attend a live audition workshop on Sunday 19 February 2023.
For more information please go to Drama Ensembles.
The 2023 Drama Company extends the best performers auditioned from public schools across NSW. Company members work with industry professionals and experienced educators to create a drama work.
Auditions will be held on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December 2022.
Applications have now closed.
For more information please go to Drama Company.
Held in February, at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale, the program features exemplary group and individual performances, script writing and video drama by 2022 HSC Drama students.
Exemplary individual projects by HSC Drama students will also be on exhibition in the foyer of the York Theatre, Seymour Centre. Projects include costume, lighting and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review.
For more information please go to OnSTAGE.
There are a number of opportunities for interested public school teachers in NSW to join our drama programs.
For further information on the various opportunities, please visit the following programs:
State Drama Festival
The 2022 NSW Public Schools State Drama Festival celebrates classroom drama achievements of students from Years K to 12. The Festival was held across two days from Thursday 20 October to Friday 21 October with over 800 students participating from across the state.
For more information please go to State Drama Festival.
Digital Drama Festival 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.
State Drama Festival 2022
Join us at the 2022 State Drama Festival, live on stage at the Seymour Centre.