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ShowsUp Drama Festival

The ShowsUp Drama Festival is a youth drama festival showcasing school groups from Years 6 to 12  in NSW public schools.

Schools are invited to submit drama items for audition for the ShowsUp Regional Drama Festival.

Criteria for selection:

  • performance length should not exceed 8 minutes (Year 6) and 10 minutes (Years 7 to 12)
  • appeal to a varied audience
  • demonstrated excellence in performance skills
  • use of minimal scenery and props
  • reflection of current drama syllabus outcomes
  • suitability for performance to an audience that may include students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

2021 dates

Applications to participate in the festival are now open.  Applications have been extended and will close on Monday 14 June 2021 (Term 2 Week 9).

Festival date

Wednesday 21 July 2021 (Term 3 Week 2)


The Glasshouse Theatre
30-42 Clarence Street and Hay Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

How to apply

Teachers interested in submitting a school item for the festival should complete the online ShowsUp Drama Festival application form
by Monday 14 June 2021 (Term 2 Week 9).


Hellene Underwood – Coordinator
Email: hellene.underwood-nincsics@det.nsw.edu.au      

Simon Kermode – Arts Coordination Officer
Email: simon.kermode1@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 0488 529 847