"Every school should have a SHAKESPEARE


There’s a swimming carnival, an athletics carnival – let’s have

an arts carnival too."

Now, in its 6th exciting year!! The Shakespeare Carnival will be returning to stages for Regional and State levels in 2022!

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


Links to English, Drama, Dance, Visual Art Curriculum

The Shakespeare Carnival is a chance for teachers of English, Drama, Music, Dance and Art to link their classes to a state-wide performance opportunity. The Shakespeare Carnival deepens class engagement and understanding, and builds 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 competing at the Shakespeare Carnival Grand Final.


Teacher Professional Development

We offer NESA accredited PD - created in conjunction with the Australian Catholic University - to help you run your Shakespeare Carnival and build your confidence in working with Shakespeare. We also offer online support to help your students develop their entries.


Open to all high school students in NSW and the ACT.

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 smart phone.


Prizes include masterclasses with professional actors, choreographers, composers and film makers, 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.


Covid-19 Contingencies

In 2022 the Shakespeare Carnival will adapt to changing conditions. We aim to gather to celebrate the achievements and performances of our participants, but are ready to shift to an online format if that is safer for our students.

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