Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Excellence, Creativity & Equity

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Applicants will be considered for a Drama placement at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts on the basis of an audition.


  • Will be conducted by a panel chaired by the Head Teacher Drama and members of the Drama Faculty
  • Will consist of other applicants participating in n audition (approximately 2.5 - 3 hours) which will focus on improvised drama group work and unprepared script readings.  Applicants can prepare themselves by thinking about the important elements of Drama.

Students will be assessed on:-

  • Group work/cooperation and collaboration
  • Self-discipline/concentration and focus
  • Movement skills
  • Vocal skills
  • Adaptability to various roles
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Proficiency in script work

Rehearsed or ‘set pieces’ are not required and will not be included as part of the audition process.


Applicants should wear comfortable clothing,.  Footwear should be track shoes or bare feet.


  • Eight (8) passport size photographs will be required on the day of the audition to assist the audition panel identify the applicant in the audition.  Failure to supply photographs can seriously disadvantage the applicant in the audition.
  • Each photo should have the applicant’s name and date of birth clearly printed on the back.


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