Hong Kong School Drama Festival
*All secondary and primary school teachers-in-charge or respresentatives of school drama teams are welcome.
*For the arrangements of the Hong Kong School Drama Festival 2022/23, please visit the website of the co-organiser Hong Kong Art School ( http://hksdf-hkas.com ).
The Hong Kong School Drama Festival (the Festival) aims to encourage primary and secondary schools to develop drama as a regular co-curricular activity in school. By participating in drama training and performance, students can achieve a balanced and whole-person development with enriched learning experiences. The activity is partially subsidised by the Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon. The events of the Festival will be organised in three phases, i.e. the Training Phase, the School Performance Phase and the Public Performance Phase. To facilitate schools' production of plays in the School Performance Phase, participating primary and secondary schools will receive a cash grant for each drama team. Each drama team invited to perform in the Public Performance Phase will be eligible for an additional cash grant.
Drama performances are categorised under three language groups:
|Primary School||Cantonese Group||English Group||Putonghua Group|
|Secondary School||Cantonese Group||English Group||Putonghua Group|
Performance duration of each play:
Primary Schools: 10-20 minutes
Secondary Schools: 15-30 minutes
Points to Note
Schedule of the Festival
November - December
(Basic Drama Training Course)
July - August
(Outstanding Student Drama Training Course)
|Venues arranged by the co-organiser|
School Performance Phase
|February - March||School halls, activity room or other venues arranged by the participating schools|
Public Performance Phase
|May||Theatres or auditoriums managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department|
School Performance Phase:
Participating schools will be grouped randomly according to different language groups. Each school has to produce a play for adjudication on-site on a specified date as agreed. Venues for the performance can be the school hall, activity room or other places arranged by the participating schools. Please arrange audiences (students/parents) to attend the performance. A post-performance talk will be conducted by the adjudicators right after the school performance.
Public Performance Phase:
Drama teams with outstanding performances at the School Performance Phase will be invited to perform in the public. Some of the prizes for the School Performance Phase will also be presented at the prize presentation ceremony in this Phase.
Prizes for the School Performance Phase
* Adjudicators may, at their absolute discretion, award the above prizes to schools and students.
* Only students or teachers (not including external tutors/alumni) of the participating schools are eligible for the Awards for Outstanding Script and Awards for Outstanding Director. Only students of the participating schools are eligible for other awards.
School Drama Handbook (Available in Chinese version only)