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

The 25th anniversary Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be staged at Melbourne Arena on Saturday 12 September 2020 (1.00 pm and 6.30 pm) – and filmed for television broadcast at a later date.

Registrations to take part in the 2020 Spectacular are now open.

Find out more about the different ways you can be involved.

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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