Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2023

Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2023
Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2023

The 2023 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (VSSS) returns for its annual extravaganza for two shows on Saturday 9 September 2023 at 1pm and 6:30pm at John Cain Arena. Tickets to this year’s Victorian State Schools Spectacular are on sale now at

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Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2023 - Gauri Singh
Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2023 – Gauri Singh – solo singer

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Over 2000 Victorian students are part of an extraordinary eight-month creative journey, which will culminate in the state’s budding creative talent taking to the stage as circus artists, puppeteers, musicians, singers, dancers and skaters, as well as further students taking on the incredibly important behind-the-scenes roles in stage management, lighting, sound, costumes, and production.

The Toorak Times sent their chief reporter and lead photographer, Lord Murray Schoorman from Peak Hour Images along to the sneak peek aka full dress rehearsal today.

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PHI 9404This year’s show – Happy Travels – will follow an intrepid group of hapless tourists as they traverse the globe in a cavalcade of circus mayhem. The arena audience will be amazed by giant puppets and a dazzling circus fairground with awe inspiring aerialists, while the score will deliver music from the Pacific, Japan, Britain, Italy and Australia’s First Nations.  Circus performers are being trained by professional circus artists Dislocate Theatre and this year will also feature the First Nations Ensemble who are working with leading First Nations circus company Na Djinang Circus.


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The VSSS is a proud tradition in government schools and offers students the opportunity to take part in this heart-warming performing arts showcase performing to thousands of people and later broadcast on television. Happy Travels offers best wishes to students on their journey of self-discovery.

Presented by the Department of Education, the 2023 Victorian State Schools Spectacular is a not-to-be-missed event for all families.

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All images by Lord Murray Schoorman of



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