The Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival is an annual event that allows students to showcase their Drama skills at a district level.

The festival permits schools to enter a One Act Play within the three divisions of competition:

  • Junior Section (Years 7 and 8)
  • Intermediate Section (Years 9 and 10)
  • Senior Section (Years 11 and 12)

These plays are directed by members of staff and/or Senior students. The festival occurs in August and is held at various school theatres and performance spaces across the Gold Coast. The rehearsal process for these plays is fast paced and intensive. As this event occurs out of class hours, students who participate in this activity understand the commitment and time that is required.

Over the past years, Somerset has achieved successful results in the Gold Coast Secondary Schools Drama Festival, with many of our actors and directors going on to pursue a career in the Performing Arts.