Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November 2015 will see 3,600 performers from 400 public schools, alongside 51 featured performers, at the Schools Spectacular, marking the last time it will be held in the Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney’s entertainment centre.
The Entertainment Centre was first opened in late 1983, but before officially opening the venue, Vice Chairman of the Centre, Jack Neary AM, OBE arranged for the NSW Education Department to stage a “Schools Concert’ to test the acoustics. 7,500 public school students and teachers filled the seats. The concert was so successful, it was decided to stage an annual school’s concert and Mary Lopez, a music teacher from Epping Boys’ High was appointed Director of the show.
To bid farewell to this iconic venue the 51 featured artists selected from towns and suburbs all over NSW will join a 1,500 voice choir, 80 piece symphony orchestra, 2,000 dancers and various marching bands to salute this amazing legacy.
Thousands of public school teachers have provided creativity, inspiration and guidance to the tens if not hundreds of thousands of public school students who have benefited from the opportunity to be a part of the Schools Spectacular. In terms of sheer size, scale and scope, it is unequalled in the world. This cultural event involves students of varying ages, cultures, skills and socio-economic backgrounds, hailing from country, metropolitan and isolated regions of New South Wales.
Performances on 27 November at 12noon & 7.30pm plus 28 November at 1pm & 7.30pm
Category 1: Adults $68.00 | Concession $55.00 Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $215.00
Category 2: Adults $55.00 | Concession $42.00 Family Pass (2 adults + 2 children) $170.00