Theatresports Schools Challenge (TSC)

“In a normal education, everything is designed to suppress spontaneity, but I wanted to develop it.”

– Keith Johnstone, creator of Theatresports, quote from his book, ‘IMPRO: Improvisation and the Theatre.

Enquiries

Brooke Oldfield

tscadmin [at] improaustralia.com.au

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL

OUR TSC GRAND FINALISTS

AND TO OUR 2022  GRAND CHAMPIONS

INTERMEDIATE (CO-CHAMPIONS)

INTERNATIONAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

St. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL

SENIOR CHAMPIONS

St. PATRICK’S COLLEGE, STRATHFIELD

 


WHAT IS THE TSC?

Since 2005, Impro Australia has been running the TheatreSports® Schools Challenge (TSC) – the only schools drama competition of its kind in NSW!

It brings together teams from over 150 independent and government schools across Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Bowral and Nowra to perform comic and dramatic scenes made up entirely on the spot.

Teams of 3-5 students from each school perform 1, 2 and 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage, judged by our team of improvisation professionals. TheatreSports®  increases the students’ confidence, listening skills and teamwork, as well as strengthening their problem solving abilities and creative thinking, all in a hilarious, fun and supportive environment.

Here’s a clip of Secondary & Primary students playing in the TSC…

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The TSC has 4 divisions:

Intermediate (stage 5, high school years 9-10)

Senior (stage 6, high school years 11-12)

Both the Intermediate & Senior TSC are held in Term 2,

and registrations open in Term 4 the previous year.

 

Junior (stage 4, high school years 7-8)

Primary (stage 3, primary school years 5-6)

Both the Junior & Primary TSC are held in Term 4,

and registrations open at the end of  Term 2.

 

Each team competes in a local regional heat. The top scoring teams (half) go through to a regional semi-final.

The top 2 teams from each semi-final go through to the Theatresports® Schools Challenge Grand Finals

Usually at The Enmore Theatre a week or so after the Semi Finals .

INTERMEDIATE Final 2pm,  SENIOR Final 5pm

NOTE: In the Primary division, each team competes twice,

once in a heat & once again in a final (there’s no Grand Final).

 

COST

$300 for one team

     Early bird price $250

$550 for two teams (1 Intermediate + 1 Senior)

     Early bird price $450

Each participating student/team receives:

  • A free 90min improvisation workshop run by IA’s professional trainers, prior to each of the heats (valued at $300).

  • Performance feedback & tips from Impro Australia Judges after each heat.

  • An annual Theatresports® licence for your school (valued at $500) so you can perform, publicise and charge admission for your own TheatreSports® school shows throughout the year; raising money for your school, or for charity…or whatever you wish.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A REGISTRATION FORM

FOR THE PRIMARY & JUNIOR TSC in Term 4 2022

For all enquiries, please contact Brooke Oldfield,

TSC Manager: tscadmin@improaustralia.com.au

 

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY

OF OUR TSC COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

We are regularly updating our policies to ensure that we meet all school and government requirements regarding COVID-19. If you or your principal would like any additional conditions added in order for your school to be able to take part, please let us know by emailing tscadmin@improaustralia.com.au

TEACHER’S GUIDE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TSC TEACHER’S GUIDE

We have produced a simple Teacher’s Guide to the TSC that outlines: Performance Call times, Team numbers and Dress Code, Game Choices and Ticketing Info.

TSC HANDBOOK

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2021 TSC HANDBOOK

The TSC Handbook has TheatreSports Games Lists, TSC Judging Criteria, Tips for Teams & Teachers, etc.

 

INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR TSC TERM 2 2022

HEATS: Start the week of Mon May 2nd

SEMI-FINALS: Start the week of Mon May 23rd

GRAND FINALS: SUN JUN 12th, The Enmore Theatre

CLICK HERE FOR GRAND FINALS BOOKINGS

 

JUNIOR & PRIMARY TSC Term 4 2022

REGISTRATIONS SENT OUT: AT THE END OF TERM 2

OR YOU CAN CLICK HERE

TO DOWNLOAD A COPY NOW

 

EARLY BIRD DEAL ENDS: FRI AUG 12th

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: TUE AUG 23rd

HEATS: Start the week of MON OCT 17th

FINALS: Start the week of MON OCT 31st

JUNIOR GRAND FINALS: TBA

 

For all enquiries, please contact Brooke Oldfield,

TSC Manager, at: tscadmin@improaustralia.com.au