Education | The Shakespeare Carnival

"You have a swimming carnival and an athletics carnival - let's have a SHAKESPEARE CARNIVAL!"



Sport for Jove Theatre is returning with The Shakespeare Carnival, for 2018. Right across NSW, high school students will have the chance to tread the boards and creatively engage with Shakespeare's works on the stage as actors, dancers, musicians and designers.


Artistic, Academic and Personal Development
Your students can develop their own pieces in a range of categories and perform at School, Regional and State levels, gaining unparalleled insights into, and experience of, these great plays and developing skills and abilities that are artistic, academic and personal.


Incredible Prizes

The Duologue category winner will be offer a scholarship to attend a NIDA class to develop their skills even further working with NIDA’s great tutors.
The Ensemble Scene winners will have the chance to work with the director of the Carnival and the artistic director of Sport for Jove on developing their scene and theatre skills in a unique workshop with Sport for Jove.
The Group Devised/Mash Up category will also get the chance to attend a NIDA workshop specifically designed for them to develop their work and improve their ability to devise a new piece.
Dance and Movement categories will have one dancer or mover from selected by our judge to be offered a free workshop at The Sydney Dance Company.
The Short Film category will have the chance to be apprenticed to Sport for Jove’s Summer Season and shoot a documentary and/or a promotional short film about it. It’s a great opportunity to challenge themselves with a big subject and work under the guidance of our experienced artists.
The Music category winner will be invited to compose music for the Sport for Jove summer season productions in collaboration with our team of artists. The music may be a part of the production or played around the show as pre-show, interval or end show music – or all three.

The Shakespeare Carnival is proudly supported by the following partners...


Connects to many learning areas
The Shakespeare Carnival can support and extend students' work in English, Drama, Art, Music, Design, Dance and creatively connect to other syllabus areas.


The Shakespeare Carnival takes place in Term 2
School Carnival - by May 7
Regional Carnival - May 28th - June 10th
State Carnival - June 30th and July 1st

Tickets to the State Carnival are available for purchase HERE.


For 2018 the categories are

Ensemble Scene

Group Devised / Mash Up



Music Composition

Smart Phone Short Film


2018 Online Shakespeare Carnival registration available HERE, or manually through the downloadable Shakespeare Guideline document below.


Shakespeare Carnival Guidelines

For further information on the guidelines of the Carnival and getting access to the registration forms, please click on the download at the bottom of the page.


How-To Guides

Sport For Jove has prepared some How-To guides to help with ideas and information to help school's with the preparation of their schools entries. Please click on the appropriate category below...



Download your own copy of the 2018 Shakespeare Carnival poster HERE.

Contact us
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Downloadable Documentation...
2018 guidelines and registration forms are in the document below.