Rotorua Speech & drama competition

Rotorua Speech & Drama Competition

The Rotorua Speech and Drama Competition is the biggest event of its kind in New Zealand. Many children, aged 5-18 years of age from throughout the Bay of Plenty and the wider area compete.

Three adjudicators working concurrently, judge all performances. They give constructive feedback to all who enter and award certificates to those who achieve the highest mark.

2023 COMPETITION: Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 JUNE 2023

ENTRIES CLOSE: Sunday 14 May.


Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June 2023


Distinction Hotel Rotorua
390 Fenton Street,



Jo Carpenter
Del Costello
Sherilyn Hellier


Copies of all pieces to be brought to the competition and given to the Adjudicator’s Assistant when class is called.

Admission to all performances is free. We encourage you to all come and see some great performances.

Please do  not take photos or videos of other performers without the permission of the competitor or their parents/guardians.

The premier event is Performer of the Year.


Bridget Donovan

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