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Hong Kong School Drama Festival 2018/19 Public Performance (May 2019)


*For the arrangements of the Hong Kong School Drama Festival 2018/19, please visit the website of the co-organiser Hong Kong Art School:


The aim of the Hong Kong School Drama Festival (the Festival) is to encourage primary and secondary schools to develop drama as a regular co-curricular activity.  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 are organised in three phases, including the Training Phase, the School Performance Phase and the Public Performance Phase.  To facilitate the production of plays in the School Performance Phase, primary and secondary schools will receive a cash grant for each approved entry.  Primary and secondary schools invited to perform in the Public Performance Phase will be eligible for an additional cash grant.


The drama performance will be divided into the following categories:

Level Category  
Primary School   Cantonese   English  Putonghua 
Secondary School  Cantonese English Putonghua


Points to Note

    • Any registered day secondary or primary school may apply.
    • Each school may join in more than one category.
    • Two or more schools may jointly present a play.  In such case, schools will be regarded as one single unit for cash grant and awards. 
    • Schools can write their own scripts, use existing scripts or make use of scripts in adapted form.  In the latter case, schools should clear the copyright of the scripts used for their plays.
    • The duration of each play:  Primary Schools: 15-20 minutes; Secondary Schools:  20-30 minutes  (The organiser has the right to terminate plays which exceed the time limits.) 
    • The roles of the play can only be taken up by students of the participating schools although other people may also be involved in the production work. 
    • The organiser reserves the rights to use the visual materials of the participating schools in the Festival, such as pictures, videos, texts, photos of activities, images, posters, pictures or audios, etc. for record purpose and publicity.  The media of promotion includes but is not limited to publications, websites and promotional materials.  Schools should include this note in the school circular. 


Schedule of the Festival

Phase  Date  Venue 
Training Phase November - December  Venues to be arranged by the co-organiser 
School Performance Phase February - March  Assembly halls of participating shcools of other venues to be arranged by the schools 
Public Performance Phase  May  Theatres or auditoriums manaaged by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department 



Training Phase:

The aim of the Basic Drama Training Course is to equip participants with basic principles and practices on  drama. Schools may nominate teachers or school representatives who are actively involved in the school drama teams to participate. 

School Performance Phase:

Participating schools will be grouped randomly according to geographical location.  Each school will be required to produce a play of 15 to 20 minutes (primary schools) or 20 to 30 minutes (secondary schools) for adjudicators on a date to be agreed.  Performance will be staged at respective participating schools or other self-arranged venues. Please also arrange audiences (students/parents) for the performance. 

Public Performance Phase:

School 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 presesenation ceremony in this Phase.


Prizes for the School Performance Phase

         Award for Outstanding Script

         Award for Outstanding Director

          Award for Outstanding Performer

         Award for Outstanding Stage Effect

          Award for Outstanding Cooperation

          Award for Commendable Overall Performance

          Adjudicators' Award


* Adjudicators may, at their absolute discretion, award the above prizes to schools and students.

* Only students or teachers (not including outreaching tutors) 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)


Reference Scripts


School List of Public Performance






Last revision date: 08 April 2019
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