schools [at] improaustralia.com.au
Since 2005, Impro Australia has been running the Theatresports® Schools Challenge (TSC) – the only schools drama competition in NSW!
It brings together representative teams from over 100 independent and government schools across Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast, Bowral and Nowra to perform together in the spirit of joyful improvisation.
Teams of 3-5 students from each school create 1, 2 and 3 minute improvised scenes live on stage, judged and scored 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.
The TSC has 4 divisions:
Intermediate (high school years 9-10) – held in Term 2
Senior (high school years 11-12) – held in Term 2
Registrations open Term 1
Junior (high school years 7-8) – held in Term 4
*NEW* Primary (primary school years 5-6) – held in Term 4
Registrations open in Term 3
Each team competes in a local regional heat. The top scoring teams (half) then go through to a regional semi-final. The top 2 teams from each semi-final compete in the Theatresports® Schools Challenge Grand Final on Sun 23 June in Sydney (2pm Intermediate, 5pm Senior).
N.B. In the Junior & Primary divisions each team competes twice, in a heat & a final.
$300 for one team
Early bird price $250
$550 for two teams (1 Intermediate + 1 Senior, 1 Primary + 1 Junior)
Early bird price $450
Each participating student/team receives:
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.
INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR TSC
MON 3 FEB – Registrations sent out
FRI 28 FEB – Early Bird deal ends
FRI 27 MAR – Registrations close
HEATS: MON 4 MAY – MON 25 MAY
SEMI-FINALS: MON 25 MAY – FRI 5 JUN
GRAND FINALS: SUN 21 JUN – Intermediate 2pm & Senior 5pm – Enmore Theatre
JUNIOR & PRIMARY TSC
MON 27 JUL – Registrations sent out
FRI 21 AUG – Early Bird deal ends
FRI 18 SEP – Registrations close
HEATS: MON 19 OCT – FRI 6 NOV
SEMI-FINALS: MON 9 NOV – FRI 20 NOV
GRAND FINAL: SUN 22 or 29 NOV – Junior only – 3pm, venue TBC
THEATRESPORTS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
WED 22 & THU 23 APRIL – 10am-4pm – Glebe Town Hall, Glebe
WED 15 & THU 16 JULY – 10am-4pm – Glebe Town Hall, Glebe
WED 7 & THU 8 OCT – 10am-4pm – Glebe Town Hall, Glebe
OUR TSC TEAM
All of Impro Australia’s tutors are experienced improvisers and performers, who hold current Working With Children checks.
If you’d like a registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, visit the FAQ page, or contact our Education Manager: Jon Williams at email@example.com