Feb 25, 2019

SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Competition Skill Building


The Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival is an event run in partnership between the University of Otago and the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ). This annual festival involves more than half the secondary schools in the country and is divided into two events. During the Regional Festival, students engage with Shakespeare's play by performing 5-minute and 15-minute excerpts from them with schools in their area. Schools from each region are then selected to go on to participate in the National Festival.

Students have a wide scope of opportunities to participate as students act, direct, serve as crew, compose music, write essays and create costumes, posters, static images and DVD covers for their performances. Anyone with an interest in theatre can find a role.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Mostly open to anyone. Will vary by school.

Participation Cost



Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Experience in theatre is an advantage

Time Commitment


Rehearsal and Preparation time

Application Deadline

Refer to website for 2021 (Submission Deadline 25 May 2020)

Application Process Includes

Each school registers online by filling out a registration form on the University of Otago website (refer to link above). 


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