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You have a swimming carnival, you have an athletics carnival, why not have a Shakespeare Carnival?


Join us for our Lucky 8th year! Raise the profile of the arts in your school, give your students a challenge with a chance to shine and unite the school arts community with our links to English, Drama, Dance, Visual Art Curriculum.
The Shakespeare Carnival is a chance for students to develop literacy and collaboration skills, complex problem solving and leadership abilities, confidence and resilience as they act, dance, perform music or make short films on a smartphone.


Teacher Professional Development

We offer NESA accredited PD to help you run your Shakespeare Carnival and build your confidence in working with Shakespeare. Student Resources We offer free resources to help your students select, develop and refine their entries.


Eligibility Open to all High School students in NSW and the ACT.

Shape It To Your Needs

The Shakespeare Carnival can be tailored to suit your school, your students and your needs! It’s a chance for teachers of English, Drama, Music, Dance and Art to link their classes to a state-wide performance opportunity, deepen class engagement, broaden understanding and build excitement across the whole school as we help you host your own School Shakespeare Carnival and select students to represent their school at the Regional Shakespeare Carnival and finally performing at the Shakespeare Carnival Grand Final.


Prizes include masterclasses with professional actors, choreographers, composers and filmmakers, as well as opportunities to be part of a professional rehearsal process and create music and film for the renowned Sport for Jove Summer Season.

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Now, in its 8th exciting year!! The Shakespeare Carnival will be returning to stages for Regional and State levels in 2024!


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