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LightsUP Drama Workshops

LightsUP Drama Workshops are open to public school students from both primary and secondary schools in the lead up to the LightsUP Drama Festival. 

Students are provided an opportunity work with an artist and talented students from other schools to develop and refine a performance for the festival.

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 

This program has been postponed until 2022.


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
597 High Street
Penrith NSW 2750 


Clare Parkinson - Workshop coordinator
Email: clare.parkinson3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9415 8006

Anthony Vassallo - LightsUP coordinator
Email: anthony.vassallo15@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 4721 0529 

Lily Ferres - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: lily.ferres@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0419 446 357

How to apply

Registrations for the LightsUP Drama Workshops have closed for 2021. 


$100 per student

Further details on payment will be included in the enrolment pack for students successful in gaining a place at the workshop.