2016 Spectacular Broadcast
The special 2016 Victorian State Schools Spectacular broadcast will air on Channel Seven on Saturday 3 December at 7-9pm.
It will also be simulcast via livestreaming on the PLUS7 app and be available on the PLUS7catch-up website for 30 days from the broadcast date.
Register Now for 2017 Spectacular
Is your child interested in the performing arts or getting experience in the music and events industry?
Registrations are now open for government schools and students to participate in the 2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular, which will be staged at Hisense Arena on Saturday 16 September 2017 and filmed for television broadcast.
Register for the 2017 Spectacular
Schools can register an expression of interest to participate in the choir or dance groups, or to nominate a specialty group.
Students can register to audition for the main vocal, dance, orchestra or specialty act cast at the Perfoming Arts Unit in Collingwood, or submit a video audition.
Students interested in creative and technical production roles can register to gain work experience.
The Spectacular program contributes to a number of Victoria's Education State targets, including: more students reaching the highest level of achievement in the arts, ensuring kids are happy, healthy and resilient, and increasing pride in our schools.
School expressions of interest close on Friday 18 November 2016. Student crew registrations and main cast auditions close on Friday 16 December 2016.
To find out more about how to get involved in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, as a performer or behind the scenes, see:
The Spectacular includes a cast of 3000 Victorian government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment.
Its dual aim is to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria's government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in our schools. This all comes together in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama, and orchestra.
The Spectacular promotes student engagement and educational outcomes by boosting motivation and student attendance, building confidence and self-esteem, leadership skills, cooperation, collaboration, forging friendships and a sense of belonging.
Students who participate in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular are provided with a unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned industry professionals across all disciplines, as well as the amazing experience of performing live in front of thousands of people.
To get regular updates about the Spectacular, see:
Victorian State Schools Spectacular Facebook
Performing Arts Unit
The Department's Performing Arts Unit is responsible for the production of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Established in 1995, the Unit’s philosophy is to promote the performing arts in Victorian government schools by offering students outstanding performance opportunities.
The Performing Arts Unit has provided over 40,000 Victorian government school students with unforgettable experiences and offered support and information to the Victorian government school community.
See: Victorian State Schools Spectacular Registration
For more information, please contact the Department's Performing Arts Unit on (03) 9415 1700 (Monday - Friday) or email