The Downlands Musical is held every two years and students participate in all facets of the production to stage this major event.

On and off-stage talent is entirely sourced from the Downlands student body - the actors, dancers, band, stage crew and technical crew. The level of professionalism achieved with every school musical is a great source of pride and joy for the whole College community.

Downlands presented the beloved Gershwin musical Crazy For You on stage in Toowoomba for the very first time, from 10 to 12 May 2018.

With an all singing, dancing and acting cast of over 70 students from Years 7 to 12, this classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theatre in need of salvation, featured classic Gershwin hits I Got Rhythm, Shall We Dance, Someone to Watch Over Me, and the sold-out performances delighted music lovers of all ages.


In 2016, Downlands College proudly presented Les Misérables as their biennial musical production.

Les Misérables featured in excess of 120 Downlands students performing Boublil & Schonberg's seminal masterpiece, widely regarded as one of the best musicals of the 20th century.

The Graham Centre was transformed into 19th century France for four performances from 28 April 2016. With a 27 piece orchestra, full theatrical lighting and sound, this production was an amazing performance that audiences are still talking about.