schools [at] improaustralia.com.au
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.
The TSC has 4 divisions:
Intermediate (stage 5, high school years 9-10) – held in Term 2
Senior (stage 6, high school years 11-12) – held in Term 2
Registrations open in Term 1
Junior (stage 4, high school years 7-8) – held in Term 4
Primary (stage 3, 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 21 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:
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
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.
MON 3 FEB – Registrations sent out
FRI 6 MAR – Early Bird deal ends
FRI 3 APR – 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
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 29 NOV – Junior only – 3pm, venue TBC
For 10-15 year olds
Just $165 for 2 whole days of fun!
10am-4pm both days
Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd Glebe NSW 2137
Over 2 days, students learn how to play more than a dozen classic Theatresports games, create hilarious characters & stories on the spot, make new friends & have a load of fun & laughs – all with the best Theatresports teachers in Sydney.
Great for beginners & perfect for anyone playing in the Theatresports Schools Challenge!