Chinese Language Spectacular

Students across NSW show off their artistic talents and Chinese language skills at the Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular.

Bringing together talented students from across New South Wales, the Chinese Language Spectacular has established itself as one of the most prominent Chinese language and culture events of the year.

The Chinese Language Spectacular will return in October 2019! Exact date and details TBA!


2014 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular

Highlights Video: HERE

In 2014, the Confucius Institute at UNSW Australia and the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of NSW jointly produced the inaugural Chinese Language Spectacular at Sydney Town Hall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Confucius Institute worldwide. More than 400 students from over 30 schools showcased their talents and Chinese language skills to an audience of more than 1000 spectators. Acts included poetry recitals, storytelling, rapping, choirs, musical ensembles and folk dance. 


2015 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular

Highlights Video: HERE

Full Show: HERE

The official theme of the 2015 Chinese Language Spectacular was “Ancient Chinese Poem Songs”, with more than 700 students from various schools in New South Wales performing songs by famous composer Gu Jianfen, and over 20 other acts featuring song, dance, martial arts and comedy.  The 2015 Spectacular was considerably larger in scale than the previous year and widely expanded its engagement with the Sydney community. Nearly 1500 spectators came to event, including over 200 distinguished guests from the education, industry and political sectors. 


 2016 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular

Highlights: Please see the video below! 

Full Show:  HERE

The theme chosen for the 2016 Chinese Language Spectacular was “Harmony and Dreams”, reflecting the hope to build bridges of friendship and encourage our youth to pursue their dreams. In its third year, the Spectacular saw more than 1000 local students performing on stage. In addition to traditional choirs, there was a wide range of performances including song, dance, comedy, musical ensembles, poetry recitals and traditional Chinese opera. The 2016 Chinese Language Spectacular once again helped prompt a boost in Chinese education across schools in New South Wales and in the wider community. 



2017 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular 

Highlights:  HERE

Full Show:  HERE

In 2017, a milestone was achieved with the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and China. In the spirit of expressing the positive relationship and strong cultural ties between China and Australia, the 2017 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular focused upon the educational bridge that connects the two countries. Additionally, the number of participants increased to 40 schools and over 800 students.


2018 Sydney Chinese Language Spectacular 

Highlights: HERE

Full Show: HERE

For the 5th year in a row, the Chinese Language Spectacular continued and also coincided with the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋佳节), therefore lead to the creation of the theme which was “Friendship and Connectedness” (团圆·友爱); which reflects the importance of this festival in bringing friends and family together. More than 800 students from over 30 schools participated in the event and the performances all followed the central theme of the moon and the Mid-Autumn Festival.