Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Excellence, Creativity & Equity

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Auditions are held annually for Years 7 and 11 for the following year.

To enrol in the Performing Arts stream at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, applicants must be successful at audition.

ALL audition applicants (Year 6 into 7 and Year 10 into Year 11) must apply using the Online Audition Application Form on the school’s website. On that form, applicants are to upload Profile and Audition videos, a photo and school reports.

Online audition application registrations for entry into Year 7 or Year 11 2024 close at 5:00pm on Monday 1 May 2023. All documents and videos must be uploaded and submitted along with payment by this date.

No further audition registrations will be accepted after the closing date.

NB:  As all applications are checked for clarity before panel review it is advisable that you do not leave your application submission to the last minute.  Early submissions will allow for any issues to be rectified.  It is advisable not to leave submissions to the last date.

Who can apply for an audition?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be Australian Citizens or holders of a visa granting 'Permanent Resident Status' in Australia.

Applicants can audition in one or two of the three performing arts disciplines (Dance, Drama and Music) offered at our school.

Audition Conditions

Due to the large number of applicants who audition each year, the following conditions apply:

  1. Each audition is assessed on its own merits.
  2. The examiner's decision is final and no appeal can be made except on procedure.
  3. Information on an individual applicant's performance in their audition will not be provided. 


ROUND 1:    Online Video/s Audition

ROUND 2: Successful applicants from Round 1 will be invited to Round 2 which involves an on-site audition workshop

Round 1 Requirements

It is important to read all the information before you begin your application and ensure that you have all the required videos along with the following documents ready to be uploaded with the application:

  1. Profile Video (preferred file format MP4 which most devices record to)
  2. Performance Video/s
  3. Applicant's Photo (head and shoulder e.g. similar to passport photo) uploaded as a .jpeg
  4. Most recent School Report (Semester 2 2022 Report) or Semester 1 2023 (if available)
  5. Other document/s related to Special Provisions (only if applicable)

Profile Video

This is a brief introduction (approximately 1-2 minutes) to assist the audition panel to get to know the applicant.

Please refer to the online application form or discipline requirements below for more information.

Performance Video/s

Performance video/s will need to be uploaded separately based on whether you have chosen to apply for one or two audition disciplines.

Please refer to the online application form for discipline requirements below for more information.

Please read the descriptions and requirements for each discipline by selecting from the menu under auditions or by clicking on the discipline/s below:

A confirmation email will be sent once the audition application has been submitted with all videos, photo and documents uploaded correctly and below audition application fee being paid.. 

$45 for one audition preference

$90 for two audition preferences

Should your child be successful in the First Round of Video Auditions, you will be contacted by email mid Term 2 with the date and time of your Second Round LIVE Audition which take place in the last 2-3 weeks of Term 2, 2023.  All results will be emailed in Week 1 of Term 3, 2023.


This section is only relevant if your child has progressed from the First Round Video Audition into the Round 2.

Successful applicants from the First Round will be notified by email of the details of the Second Round Live Audition which will take place at the end of Term 2 at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts.

Audition – Round 2

On the day of audition, applicants will register at the Studio Theatre, Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Newman Street, Newtown and escorted as a group to their audition workshop which will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

Dance applicants only should be dressed in the same attire as worn in their audition video.

Music applicants should also bring their own instruments unless piano or drum kit.

Drama applicants may wear comfortable attire.

Following the audition, applicants are to be collected from the Studio Theatre, Newman Street, Newtown.


Offers for a placement in either Dance, Drama or Music in Year 7 or Year 11 2024 will be emailed early in Term 3 2023.

Please Note:

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts does not have set open days, however, you may wish to register for one of our school tours via the link on our website.

Updated 1 November 2022