Holiday Programme

Have a look at the Holiday Programme and Workshops we have on offer these holidays!



2 – 5 October 2017. 9.30 – 3.30. For 8 – 11 year olds. $150.



2 – 5 October 2017. 9.30 – 3.30. For 12 – 15 year olds. $150.



6 October 2017. 10 – 4. For 16 years old and up. $50.


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Enroll a primary class to attend a theatre-making workshop at the Arts Centre! The class will begin by observing a professional company in the thick of rehearsals as they make a show, followed by a hands-on experience of making short scenes themselves. The entire workshop will last 75 minutes.

Key performance and creation skills include:

  • Theatre Making
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Critical analysis
  • Thinking skills
  • Experimentation
  • Innovation
  • Reflection and feedback

Extension Company

This programme takes up to 30 students, who have been seen to show promise as future theatre-makers / performers, and leads them through workshops in group leadership, devising theatre, acting and performance skills and theatre crew roles and skills.

Artistic directors, Holly and Tom, work with the primary school groups that come through the space for the first half of each year to gather interest from Year 7 and 8 students who wish to develop their theatre-making skills further. They could want to become actors, stage managers, designers, directors etc. They will then cast a group that will be invited to join the Extension Company.

The programme includes weekend skills workshops towards the end of the year, followed by a week intensive, where the extension company will make a show together.



Groups and individuals with a dream to make theatre are led by artistic directors, Holly and Tom, through a series of tutorials, workshops and facilitated production meetings to produce and present their own unique work to the public.

The intake for this programme is the end of February each year and is intended for artists between the ages of 17 and 25.

If you have any queries about this programme contact us!


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