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Kids Rapt on Performing (KROP) is a creative and performing arts spectacular for Education Week celebrations in Griffith. The production aims to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their performing art skills.

Riverina public school students have the opportunity to perform in a prestigious and professional setting. It provides a platform to showcase arts programs under the K-12 creative arts syllabus.

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

2021 dates

Applications to participate in KROP are now open.

Nominations close Monday 29 March 2021
(Term 1 Week 10).

Performance dates

  • Thursday 29 July - Full dress rehearsal and evening performance

  • Friday 30 July - Matinee and evening performance

Rehearsal dates 

Thursday 15 July and Friday 16 July 2021

Schools will be allocated a rehearsal date following acceptance into the event.


Griffith Regional Theatre
1 Neville Place 
Griffith NSW 2680


Stage dimensions of Griffith Regional Theatre stage are 12 metres across (wing to wing) and 9 metres deep (front to back).

For all performances, students will enter stage left and MUST exit stage right. (Left and right are as seen by the performer, facing the audience). The curtain will not be closed between items.

How to apply

Applications to audition for KROP should be completed by the coordinating teacher.

Nominations due
Monday 29 March 2021 (Term 1 Week 10)

All KROP items are selected by audition. In 2021 all auditions will be held via video audition.

Audition videos due
Wednesday 26 May 2021 (Term 2 Week 6)

All audition videos must be uploaded to YouTube with link emailed to festival coordinator.


  • Schools may enter more than one audition item but only one performance will be selected per school.
  • Group size must be between 6 and 30 students.
  • Maximum time limit is 5 minutes.
  • Music, lyrics, costume and choreography must be age-appropriate and suitable for a community audience.
  • Copywright for all music must be cleared before the public performance. Refer to Smartcopying for further information.

  • Music must be of the highest quality and submitted on CD or USB.

Tips for audition video

  • Recording from a phone or tablet mounted on a tripod is sufficient quality for the audition video.
  • Record the performance in one continuous take from a wide angle to ensure all performers are seen.  Do not zoom in and out.
  • Spend time rehearsing, recording and reviewing your audition video
  • Where possible, minimise external light sources by covering windows to avoid interference with visual contast.

Tips for uploading to YouTube

  1. Visit www.youtube.com and create an account or sign in.
  2. Select upload.
  3. Follow the instructions onscreen to upload your video.
  4. Once uploaded, on privacy settings select unlisted (anyone with this link can view) and save changes. This is important because it means the general public cannot view the link.
  5.  When complete, your video will have a URL. 
  6. Send email to robyn.schmetzer@det.nsw.edu.au
    with the following information:
    School name
    Teacher name and contact number
    Item name and artform
    YouTube URL
    Brief description of item including costume


Robyn Schmetzer - Coordinator
Email: robyn.schmetzer@det.nsw.edu.au

Di Alexander - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: diana.alexander@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 6937 3814