Victorian State Schools Spectacular

The annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular is an invaluable performing arts opportunity for Victoria’s government school students from prep to year 12.

It encourages​ creative skills, discipline, perseverance and confidence over months of rehearsals.

Registrations for the 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular are now open.

Broadcast of the 2018 Spectacular will air on Channel 7 on Saturday 8 December at 7pm and be accessible on 7plus for 30 days from the broadcast date.

Something Spectacular in 2019

The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be staged at Hisense Arena on Saturday 14 September 2019.

As one of the largest recurring productions in Australia, the Victorian State Schools Spectacular brings together over 3000 school students performing as a 64 piece orchestra, 1300 voice choir, 1200 mass dancers, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, eight backing vocalists, roller skaters and puppeteers and much more.

Participating students have the opportunity to work with industry professionals including Creative Director Neill Gladwin, Musical Director Chong Lim AM and Dance Director Deon Nuku, (Scooby Doo, Happy Feet, Moulin Rouge).

Our performing arts unit can be contacted on 9415 1700 or email: performing.arts@edumail.vic.gov.au

The finale of the 2017 Spectacular  

The Spectacular also provides a training opportunity for students behind the scenes on audio, lighting and video production, stage management, costume and film, make up, photography, and publicity.

The Victorian Spectacular’s growing alumni includes: winner of The Voice Harrison Craig; Adam Ladell, The Voice, Semi-Finalist 2016; Vanessa Amorosi; Hairspray lead Jaz Flowers; Opera Australia artist Nicole Car; actress and Korean pop artist Hany Lee (Neighbours, Wentworth).

Other graduates include:

  • Strictly Ballroom the Musical’s Rohan Browne
  • Ryan Meeking who fronts Melbourne band Whitaker
  • 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.

The Spectacular 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.

Transcript - Victorian State School Spectacular

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