Education | The Shakespeare Carnival

"You have a swimming carnival and an athletics carnival - let's have a SHAKESPEARE CARNIVAL!"



Sport for Jove Theatre is returning with The Shakespeare Carnival, for 2018. Right across NSW, high school students will have the chance to tread the boards and creatively engage with Shakespeare's works on the stage as actors, dancers, musicians and designers.


Artistic, Academic and Personal Development
Your students can develop their own pieces in a range of categories and perform at School, Regional and State levels, gaining unparalleled insights into, and experience of, these great plays and developing skills and abilities that are artistic, academic and personal.


Incredible Prizes
Your students can join fellow students in taking part in a statewide showcase and could win incredible prizes - mentoring by professional artists, weeklong internships in a professional rehearsal process and a grand prize of an acting role in the Sport for Jove acclaimed Summer Season.


Connects to many learning areas
The Shakespeare Carnival can support and extend students' work in English, Drama, Art, Music, Design, Dance and creatively connect to other syllabus areas.


The Shakespeare Carnival takes place in Term 2
School Carnival - by May 7
Regional Carnival - May 28th - June 10th
State Carnival - June 30th and July 1st

Tickets to the State Carnival will be available for purchase soon.


For 2018 the categories are

Ensemble Scene

Group Devised / Mash Up



Music Composition

Smart Phone Short Film


2018 Online Shakespeare Carnival registration available HERE, or manually through the downloadable Shakespeare Guideline document below.


Shakespeare Carnival Guidelines

For further information on the guidelines of the Carnival and getting access to the registration forms, please click on the download at the bottom of the page.


How-To Guides

Sport For Jove has prepared some How-To guides to help with ideas and information to help school's with the preparation of their schools entries. Please click on the appropriate category below...



Download your own copy of the 2018 Shakespeare Carnival poster HERE.

Contact us
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Downloadable Documentation...
2018 guidelines and registration forms are in the document below.