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In the Spotlight Drama Festival

In the Spotlight Drama Festival showcases the skills and talents of NSW public school students and teachers in creating and performing drama for students from Preschool to Year 12. 

The festival is not only a showcase of school drama works, but a valuable platform for encouraging drama in schools. The festival demands of students a higher degree of focus, commitment and performance.


In The Spotlight Drama Festival will be a virtual festival in 2021. Schools are encouraged to be creative, by exploring the use of their local environment, situational drama and staging theatre for film. 

How to apply

Nominations for 2021 have now closed.

Nominations to participate in the In the Spotlight Drama Festival should be completed by the coordinating teacher and endorsed by the school principal.

  1. Read the In The Spotlight Drama Festival guidelines prior to completing your application. 
  2. Complete the online nomination form
    In the Spotlight Drama Festival Nomination Form

Professional learning resources

Should you want to sharpen your skills in preparing and videoing your item, check out these digital resources:


Samantha Dennis - Festival Coordinator
Email: samantha.dennis1@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 4658 1110

Michelle Murphy - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: michelle.murphy3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9408 8920