We LOVE School Drama...back again in 2018!

School Drama partners Primary School classroom teachers with a professional performing artist for 7 weeks, during one school Term. It inspires a passion for reading, critical thinking, performance and oral literacy!  It's the sort of professional development program that's rare to find. Places in the program for 2017 quickly became fully booked, so this is your Primary School's opportunity to register.

Improve student literacy and engagement in your classroom!
In 2018, Sydney Theatre Company's School Drama program is returning to the Border region, in partnership with Murray Arts and HotHouse Theatre. School Drama combines drama strategies and quality literature to improve literacy and English outcomes in young learners.


Since 2015, 13 schools and 31 teachers in Albury-Wodonga have participated in the program, with excellent feedback to date. While the cost for 1 teacher in Sydney to participate in the program is $1,500, the cost for teachers in our region is just $600 each (subsidised by $900 each).


Complete an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form for 2018 HERE

Expressions of interest are ON NOW OPEN for Primary Schools located within the Murray Arts footprint of Wodonga, Indigo Shire and Towong Shire in VICTORIA and Federation Council, Greater Hume Council and AlburyCity in NSW.

Please note the EOI title states: ALBURY WODONGA - however this program is open to any Primary School in the Murray Arts region

For more information P:(02) 6021 5034 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Professional Development Workshop - 20 March 2018

All teachers are invited to attend a professional development workshop with John Nicholas Saunders (Sydney Theatre Company), 9:15am-2:30pm on Tuesday 20 March 2018 at The Studio, HotHouse Theatre. The workshop will include practical approaches to using drama to improve literacy in your classroom. The cost of $50 will be waived if you also sign up for the School Drama program. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (02) 6021 5034

"After utilising strategies from School Drama, my kids have exceeded my expectation in regards to
the literacy development objectives I set out. I was blown away by the detail in their narrative writing."

Madeline Dunstan, Beechworth Primary School

What's not to LOVE? Don't let your school miss a chance to be part of this extraordinary opportunity! Information about the program is available on Sydney Theatre Company's website HERE.



Image: School Drama Professional Development Day for Teachers in 2015