Senior Drama Ensembles

Years 9 to 11

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

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How to apply 

Applications for 2024 Senior Drama Ensembles are now closed.

Applications for the 2025 Senior Drama Ensembles will open in Term 4, 2024.


Auditions for all NSW public school students who will be in Years 9,  10 or 11 will be held at The Arts Unit in Lewisham in Term 1. Preparation is not necessary.

Open audition times for Senior Drama Ensembles (Years 9, 10 and 11):
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 10 March 2024, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Callback auditions 

Students will be notified after their open audition whether or not they are invited to the callback audition on Sunday 17 March and Wednesday 20 March, 2024.

Weekly rehearsal times

If you are successful in obtaining a position in 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 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Sunday rehearsals will take place from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday 16 June, Sunday 8 September and Sunday 20 October 2024.

Senior Drama Ensembles begins on Wednesday 8 May 2024 (Term 2 Week 2) and finishes after the Drama Festival performance in October 2024. 


Fees cover the 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 their travel and/or accommodation costs if needed. All prices include GST.

  • Weekly Drama Ensembles $395.00

Performance opportunities

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


The drama team
The Arts Unit
02 8512 1175

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