Victorian State Schools Spectacular

The annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular program is an invaluable performing arts opportunity for Victoria’s government primary and secondary school students.

The program showcases and unites government school communities through working towards a common goal of more students reaching the highest level of achievement in the arts, ensuring kids are happy, healthy and resilient, and building pride in our schools.

The Spectacular has become an invaluable rite of passage for Victoria’s top young talent, and a cherished, memorable education experience for all participants.

Something Spectacular in 2020

This year’s arena event will be replaced with a made-for-TV show that is not contingent on large gatherings of people.

Performers have been pre-recorded separately in adherence to health and physical distancing guidelines and restrictions. The performances will be combined into a new-look show and televised.

More information about this exciting new approach to showcase our Spectacular performers will be provided in Term 4.

The Department of Education and Training is continuing to monitor and act on the advice of the  Department of Health and Human Services about the ongoing situation related to COVID-19. We will be following these guidelines as they are updated.

 Register to participate in the 2021 Spectacular 

Previous performers

The Spectacular’s growing alumni includes:

  • winner of The Voice Harrison Craig
  • Maggie McKenna (lead in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical)
  • Adam Ladell The Voice, Semi-Finalist 2016
  • Vanessa Amorosi
  • HaNy Lee (actress and K-pop artist)
  • Hairspray lead Jaz Flowers
  • Opera Australia artist Nicole Car
  • Niklas Kreher (who secured a job with world-leading lighting company PRG)

Other graduates include:

  • Strictly Ballroom the Musical’s Rohan Browne
  • Ryan Meeking who fronts Melbourne band Whitaker
  • Jack O'Riley, Jersey Boys
  • Daniel Ridolfi, Aladdin
  • Keagan Vaskess, Ned Kelly
  • Dreamgirls principal cast member and Simba in Germany’s long-running The Lion King Winston Hillyer
  • The Voice Australia finalist Kiyomi Vella
  • Victorian Opera’s Jeremy Kleeman
  • Sam Bluer, Pop artist

Contact us

Our performing arts unit can be contacted on 9415 1700 or email:

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