Events

Throughout the year CAPTIVATE holds a number of events and performances featuring our talented primary and secondary students across dance, drama, music and visual arts. We encourage you to learn more about our programs.

Book a ticket now to one or more of our upcoming events


Gabriel’s Travels goes on tour!

CAPTIVATE, the Performing Arts unit of the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, runs an annual immersion program for leading students in music, dance and drama. This year 48 talented students have been invited to take their performance Gabriel’s Travels on a debut tour to Wentworth Falls School of Arts and Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4. Read more...

2019 After School Ensembles in Full Swing!

CAPTIVATE Dance and Drama After School Ensembles have begun for 2019, and it is not too late to join! These are free Ensembles available for all students enrolled in a school in the Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP). Read more...

St Patrick's Blacktown Celebrating a centenary of community spirit!

As the school celebrates its 100th birthday, community spirit is still strong at St Patrick’s Primary, Blacktown. After one hundred years of educating young people, two families have had a long association with the school. Read more...

Nagle College has been revealed as Blacktown’s highest ranked school in the 2018 HSC

The full list of school results from this year’s course was released on Thursday, with girls-only Nagle College listed as NSW’s 228th best performing school. Its students raked in 42 high scores — or Band 6s — from 623 entries. Read more...

New Parliamentary Friendship group makes Catholic Schools the focus!

PARLIAMENTARY Friends of Catholic Schools was recently launched at NSW Parliament House. More than 150 NSW Members of Parliament and Catholic leaders including Diocese of Parramatta Bishop Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Executive Director Greg Whitby attended the event. Read more...

CAPTIVATE drama students get in touch with their funny side

During the October holidays four Captivate Drama Hub and Ensemble students took the opportunity to participate in the Australian Theatre for Young People’s Comedy Masterclass program, which resulted in them showing off their funny side to family and friends. Read more...

2018 Showcase Photos and Highlights are now available!

2018 Showcase photos & highlights are now available! A full video of the Wednesday night performance will follow in term 4.

Captivate shines during spectacular showcase performance!

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta students had the opportunity to shine when the Captivate performing and creative arts program recently hosted its 10th Anniversary Showcase at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park. Read more...

Showcase your design talents and WIN

Calling all students - you’re invited to showcase your talent by creating a design to celebrate CAPTIVATEs 10 year anniversary for your chance to WIN a Eckersley’s $250, $150 or $100 voucher.

Calling all Alumni!

Calling all CAPTIVATE alumni! Have you left school? Are you interested in being part of CAPTIVATE's 10th anniversary Showcase?