The annual Shakespeare festival is a highlight of the Drama programme. Students from all over Otago perform 5 or 15 minute scenes that have been directed by other students or teachers. The festival is about celebrating the work of Shakespeare and performing his works with energy and passion. Winners get to attend a weekend festival in Wellington where experts and practitioners from all over New Zealand run workshops and share knowledge.

2018 Results:

Placed 2nd in Otago competition for Henry VI, Part I
Act V, scene iii, v, vi

2017 Results:

National Competition in Wellington - Queen’s Birthday Weekend;


Outstanding Presentation from a History Play - King's High School

Outstanding Individual Tragedy Role - Max Beal, King's High School

Regional Competition in Dunedin - Term 1


Winners of the teacher-directed section for “Richard III”, Act 1, Scene 1 

Outstanding Actor Award - Max Beal, King Richard.

2015 Results

Best Actor – Conan Hayes.

Conan received direct entry to the National Schools Shakespeare Production in Wellington 2015 and from there, he won a place representing New Zealand at the Shakespeare Festival in London 2016.

Runner up 5-minute scene – Te Reo Othello

Special Recognition Award – Best Student Directors; Te Reo Othello

2014 Results

Outstanding Actor Award – Kahurangi Flavell; A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Runner-up Best 15 minute scene – King’s and Queen’s High School – Twelfth Night

Assessor’s Special Recognition Award

Award for Ensemble work within a scene – King’s High School MacBeth

Assessor’s Special Recognition Award

Best cross-gender performance – George Heather Twelfth Night

For more information contact:

Ms Jo Harford
Head of Department - Drama

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