Welcome to the International Science Drama Competition!

The International Science Drama Competition is an annual event that allows participants to incorporate their passion for science into acting.

Mark your calendars!

SINGAPORE FINALS @Science Centre Singapore

25 Apr 2020

GRAND FINALS @ Bangkok, Thailand

21 to 24 Jul 2020

Theme for ISDC 2020

  • What is International Science Drama Competition?
    The International Science Drama Competition is an annual event aimed to promote science through drama. This is a competition involving teams from Singapore and overseas, and will be a great opportunity for you to showcase your talents and compete on an international level. 
  • What is the theme for International Science Drama Competition 2020?

    The theme for 2020 is “Healthy Plants, Healthy Planet”, commemorating 2020 as International Year of Plant Health.

    Your performance should combine scientific content and drama. Examples of some possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

    • Protecting the environment and biodiversity
    • Sustainable agriculture
    • Food security
    • Prevent the spread of plant pests and diseases
  • How do I participate in International Science Drama Competition 2020?

    Junior Category 

    • All participants must be age 12 or below, excluding teachers or adults who can help as backstage crew. 

    Open Category 

    • There is no age limit for participants; teams will compete in this category when at least one member is above age 12. 

    You may participate with your friends, families or community groups. You may represent your school or an organisation or just form a team and compete on your own.

    No prior acting background is needed to take part as a drama workshop will be offered to all interested participants, simply:

  • Drama Workshop by Singapore Repertory Theatre

    Optional half-day workshop conducted by Singapore Repertory Theatre held on either:

    • 21 Feb (Fri) 2pm to 5pm OR
    • 22 Feb (Sat) 9am to 12pm

    Cost of Workshop: $50 per participant (light refreshments included)

    Interested teams must register with the number of participants and preferred date by 2 Jan 2020.

    The workshop will only be conducted if a minimum number of participants is met per session. 

    Please email Ms Melody Chew or Mr See Eng Sheng to register your interest.

  • Key Dates of International Science Drama Competition 2020
    2 Jan 2020Registration Deadline for Drama Workshop by Singapore Repertory Theatre (optional)
    31 Jan 2020Submission of Entry Forms
    21 & 22 Feb 2020Drama Workshop (pre-registered)
    24 Mar 2020Preliminary Audition Deadline
    7 Apr 2020Announcement of Shortlisted Singapore Finalists
    21 - 23 Apr 2020

    Rehearsal for Singapore Finals

    (Annexe Hall 1, The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore)

    25 Apr 2020


    (Annexe Hall 1, The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore)

    *21 - 24 Jul 2020

    (subject to changes)


    (Bangkok, Thailand)

Contact Details:

If you have any questions regarding the International Science Drama Competition (ISDC), please email to:

Mr SEE Eng Sheng at see_eng_sheng@science.edu.sg (6425 2599)

Ms Melody CHEW at melody_chew@science.edu.sg (6425 2531)

Ms LIM Huan at lim_huan@science.edu.sg (6425 2441)

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