Drama

Demonstrate imagination and creativity through drama

Our CAPTIVATE drama program for Years 3-12 students in the Diocese of Parramatta provides quality theatrical experiences that are age appropriate and challenging. Our programs inspire creativity, develop confidence and helps students achieve their potential. Drama has never been so much fun!


Primary School-Based

This program runs in stage groups and is designed to increase literacy skills through the medium of drama. Run on a weekly basis in class groups in schools, CAPTIVATE tutors work alongside the classroom teacher in capacity building and developing skills in communication. In addition to literacy and communication skills, students will develop performance, play-building and role playing skills, self-devising short drama works which will be featured at the Drama Showcase at the end of Term 2.

Schools interested in the Drama Literacy program should contact the CAPTIVATE team.


This is a performance based ensemble open to students in years 7-12 where students work with a professional director/teaching artist to develop dramatic works for performance. Students extend their technical skills, understanding of dramatic style and are provided with performance opportunities.

Schools should contact CAPTIVATE to arrange an audition for any students they think have the required level of experience. Students who have previously participated in this ensemble do not need to re-audition.


This is a talent mentoring program where students get the opportunity to work with industry professionals. This is held in the holiday break at the end of Term 3 and students need to audition to take part. If they are successful they receive two days of mentoring and get the opportunity to perform their auditioned piece in concert. Prizes are awarded on the concert night.


This is a three day program run in Term 1, Week 11, for drama students and entry is by invitation.

Schools that haven’t taken part in CAPTIVATE programs can still nominate students to audition by contacting CAPTIVATE.


This program is a week-long event in Term 4 for Music, Dance and Drama students. It is by invitation only to students who have shown exceptional talent throughout the year in other CAPTIVATE programs.

Selected students engage in a performance intensive, collaborative learning opportunity where leading performing arts mentors and industry professionals pass on their expertise, skills and knowledge to students in focused ensemble groups. The learning is about developing their craft for a public performance.

The program is also an excellent team building exercise and opportunity to work together for a more extended time rather periodically throughout the year.

Schools that haven’t taken part in CAPTIVATE programs can still nominate students to audition by contacting CAPTIVATE.


There are two drama performance opportunities for HSC students. 

Experienced drama students preparing for HSC Drama are invited to audition to perform at one of the Drama Showcases. Schools are asked to identify potential students early in Term 1 so that they can be auditioned and then mentored in the lead up to the performance.


A two hour Performance Masterclass opportunity is run in Terms 1 and 3 for students studying HSC Music, Dance and Drama. Schools need to book in for their preferred day. Each school is only entitled to one Masterclass session per term.


We provide intensive performance support for HSC students as part of the Masterclass Program. In addition, as some schools are unable to run HSC Drama, CAPTIVATE has some solutions to this by merging schools to enable them to run this course offline.

Please contact CAPTIVATE to discuss further.


This intensive drama course runs for a half day each week and is available to students in Years 7-10. This is a performance based course which aims to extend each student’s technical skills and understanding of dramatic style whilst providing them with performance opportunities. Skills related to the wider creative arts industry are also taught.


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CAPTIVATE Showcase