Rotorua Speech & Drama Competitions

The Rotorua Speech and Drama Competitions are the biggest event of this kind in New Zealand. Many children, ages 5-18 from throughout from the Bay of Plenty & wider area will be competing. Three adjudicators working concurrently, judge all performances. They give constructive feedback to all who enter & award certificates to those who achieve the highest marks in each class.

Entries now open


Entries Close: 30 May 2020
Saturday 27th June – Sunday 28th June 2020

Venue: Distinction Hotel Rotorua

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Entries Close: 30 May 2020


Speech & Drama Syllabus

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Speech & Drama Programme



Claire Marsh

Julie Taylor

Glenda Pearce


This year the competitions are being held at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre, in Rotorua. Competition commences at 8.30am and run until late each day.

The premier event is the “The Performer of the Year” – entrants will go on stage to compete for this title.

Admission to all performances is free – we encourage you all to come and see some great performances from our local talents.

All correspondence to be addressed to:


Rotorua Speech & Drama Competitions Inc:

Bridget Donovan – Convenor

Copies of all pieces to be brought to the competition this year Please note this is a change from previous years..

Email Bridget Donovan
Please consider entering online for this years Speech & Drama competition.