The Beat Festival is the NT Department of Education's annual performing arts showcase. It is a large scale combined schools production led by the NT Music School with the support of the Beat Foundation, showcasing the great work of our schools. An annual and keenly anticipated event since 1979, the 3 shows in September each year typically feature:
- 300 voice choir
- 25 piece orchestra
- dance groups and other physical performers
- rock bands, soloists and other musical ensembles
- talented vocalists from ages 12 to 18
- a great production featuring great lighting, sound and audio visual content
Audiences that fill the Darwin Entertainment Centre glimpse the wealth of talent in public schools, and see the dedication, commitment and creativity of the teachers who nurture that talent.