Schools Spectacular will celebrate 40 years of school performing talent

The theme this year is 'FabuloUS' as the world's largest amateur variety show brings together 5500 students from 400 schools to strut their stuff on big stages.
Girl with raised hand amid a crowd of other students at the NSW Schools Spectacular first combined rehearsal 2023

First staged in 1983 as an acoustic check before the official opening of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, the Schools Spectacular is now a massive performance event, produced annually by the NSW Department of Education.

Celebrating its 40th birthday in 2023, the Schools Spectacular this year has the exuberant and inclusive theme: ‘FabuloUS’. It will be held over two days at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park precinct, on Friday 24 November and Saturday 25 November.

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