CAPTIVATE Creative and Performing Arts

CAPTIVATE is the creative and performing arts program for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta.

It provides learning and performance opportunities for students and connects them with Australia's leading creative arts professionals and their wealth of experience and networks. Catholic school students in the Diocese of Parramatta from Years 3 to 12 are encouraged to become a part of CAPTIVATE.

Whether just starting out or already accomplished in dance, drama, music or art, there’s something for everyone!


CAPTIVATE After School Ensembles



CAPTIVATE Inspiration

CAPTIVATE Experience








Our students

Without them it doesn’t happen!

The CAPTIVATE spirit glows mostly due to the energy and electricity of our students from Years 3 to 12. Turn on the lights and they’ll show you what it means to be part of the CAPTIVATE family: energy, passion, dedication, ambition and a whole lot of fun.

Known for their strong sense of community, good humour and abundant talent, CAPTIVATE students thrive in performance and the visual arts.

With each new year a fresh crop of students learn from Australia’s leading creative arts professionals and continually evolve to exhibit the technical and creative skills expected to shine in the ever changing world of music, dance, drama and art.

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Our team

CAPTIVATE is home to a diverse and exceptional range of Australia’s leading industry professionals and specialist teachers. They know precisely how to share their passion and knowledge of techniques, style and performance expertise with our students, also showing them how to break into the creative and performing arts world. They focus on making creative and performing arts enjoyable to everyone, in a supportive and professional environment.

CAPTIVATE is committed to nurturing and developing student confidence and unlocking potential.

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Get Involved


There are three levels of CAPTIVATE programs in which students can be involved, Showcase, Masterclass and School-Based, depending on level of ability and experience. Showcase extends students and teachers beyond the capacity of any individual school. Masterclass enrichment programs cater for more experienced students and School-Based co-curricular/classroom-based programs such as String Things and Drama Literacy are foundation creative learning experiences open to all schools.




Showcase runs bi-annually and includes:
Combined Schools’ Ensemble Program
HSC performance

Contact CAPTIVATE on (02) 9840 5649 to learn more.


Arts Factor

Arts Factor runs bi-annually and is a free program of events enabling schools to share arts learning and talents with each other.
Eisteddfods, workshops, festivals and a film festival at the end of the year.

Contact CAPTIVATE on (02) 9840 5649 to learn more.

CAPTIVATE Masterclass


HSC Performance
Dance Intensive
CAPTIVATE’s Got Talent
Piano Accompaniment
Drama Intensive

Contact CAPTIVATE on (02) 9840 5649 to learn more.

CAPTIVATE School Based


String Things
Band Program
Drama Literacy
Teaching Artist in Residence

Contact CAPTIVATE on (02) 9840 5649 to learn more.




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Want to create, perform and learn from the people that teach the stars?






Creative Arts in Action