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LightsUp Drama Festival

The LightsUP Drama Festival is a youth Drama festival showcasing school groups and individual drama pieces from Kindergarten to Year 12 students in NSW Public Schools. Schools are invited to submit drama items for audition for the LightsUp Drama Festival.

2020 dates:

Activity for this program is temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.


Auditions are due by 4 May 2020. Please complete the following Google Form to apply: https://forms.gle/CACZcbWBVzMRTuV17​ 


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

597 High St, Penrith NSW 2750


Anthony Vassallo - LightsUP Drama Festival Coordinator
Head Teacher CAPA Penrith Selective High School 
Email: anthony.vassallo15@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 4721 0529 

Peter Hayward - Arts Coordination Officer (Acting)
Email: peter.s.hayward@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 9208 7655